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  • Last update: Thursday 10 April 2014 [145 news items]

Solar wafer gross margins contract significantly, says SAS president

Aug 31, 12:01

Demand for semiconductor has been steady, according to Doris Hsu, president of Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS). As for the solar businesses, the magnitude of price falls...

LED chipmakers Tekcore, Genesis post mixed results for 1H11

Aug 26, 11:43

LED chipmakers Tekcore and Genesis Photonics have posted mixed results for the first half of 2011, with the former posting a loss of NT$0.68 (US$0.02) per share and the latter enjoying...

Price of sapphire substrates to drop in 4Q11 due to high levels of inventory

Aug 23, 01:00

Weak demand in the LED market has been causing the price for upstream sapphire substrates to drop continuously. The price of 2-inch sapphire substrates dropped to US$15-17/unit in...

Sapphire crystal firms see weak July sales

Aug 10, 15:39

Weak demand for LED backlight modules has been affecting upstream sapphire crystal growing and substrate firms. According to industry sources, the price of 2-inch sapphire substrates...

GT Solar announces fiscal 1Q12 results

Aug 4, 13:58

GT Solar International has reported results for its fiscal first-quarter 2012, which ended July 2, 2011.

Sapphire ingots, substrates face large price drops

Jul 20, 14:05

Supply shortages caused the price of sapphire ingots and substrates to increase rapidly in 2010 resulting in high gross margins and revenues for related firms. However, the tide has...

Crystal Applied lowers dividend payout ratio

Jul 20, 01:25

Weak demand in the sapphire substrate market has been causing the price of sapphire ingots and substrates to fall rapidly in third-quarter 2011. To deal with uncertainty in the market,...

Acme 3Q11 revenues to be affected by sapphire ingot subsidiary

Jul 19, 15:49

The third-quarter revenue outlook for passive component maker Acme Electronics is flat as its performance is likely to be affected by a slump at its sapphire ingot subsidiary USI...

3Q11 sapphire ingot prices fall to US$11-13/mm

Jul 13, 11:34

Due to weak demand for LED products, international prices for sapphire ingots have dropped from US$20-22/mm in the second quarter of 2011 to US$11-13/mm in the third quarter, according...

SAS sees decreased June revenues

Jul 8, 11:06

Silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has posted June revenues of NT$1.062 billion (US$36.7 million), decreasing 9.69% on month and 34.73% on year. The accumulated...

Crystal Applied to start production of 4-inch patterned sapphire substrates

Jul 1, 01:15

Taiwan-based sapphire wafer maker Crystal Applied Technology (CAT) has been developing 4-inch patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) and will kick off volume production in August-September...

Digitimes Insight: LED capacity growth to exceed 20% in 3Q11, sapphire substrate price to drop to US$20

Jun 27, 16:40

Many LED firms showcased the latest products and technologies at Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2011 from June 14-16. Here are some observations of the development of the LED market.

New sapphire substrate plant to break ground in July, says SAS

Jun 17, 16:20

Taiwan-based wafer maker, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) stated there is stable demand for semiconductors and a slight return of demand for solar products at its shareholders meeting...

2-inch sapphire wafer prices expected to fall to US$20-25 in 3Q11, 18-20 in 4Q11

Jun 17, 10:25

Quotes for sapphire wafers, for a 2-inch wafer for example, are expected to drop to US$20-25 in the third quarter of 2011 and further to US$18-20 in the fourth quarter, according...

4-inch sapphire substrates to reach 50% of capacity in 2012, says Tera Xtal chairman

Jun 1, 01:20

Demand for large-size sapphire substrates has been increasing and according to Chien Fu Shieh, chairman of Taiwan-based sapphire substrate maker Tera Xtal, 4-inch sapphire substrates...

Price of sapphire ingots continues to fall

May 31, 15:35

Inventory backlogs at downstream firms have been causing the price of sapphire ingots to fall continuously. Sapphire ingots are an upstream material for the LED industry and due to...

China-based solar wafer makers interested in production of sapphire substrates

May 17, 10:26

Many medium to small China-based makers of solar crystalline silicon wafers have reduced or stopped production due to decreased demand, and have actively inquired about investments...

Crystalwise expanding in-house production of sapphire ingots

May 16, 10:30

Crystalwise Technology (CWT), a Taiwan-based maker of sapphire wafers used to make LED epitaxial wafers and chips, has invested US$13 million to set up a sapphire ingot factory in...

Top-3 sapphire substrate makers to ramp up capacities in 2H11

May 12, 12:15

The top-three Taiwan-based sapphire substrate makers – Crystal Applied Technology (CAT), Tera Xtal Technology and Crystalwise Technology – all plan to ramp up capacity...

Three of four sapphire wafer makers see April revenues down sequentially

May 11, 01:25

Crystal Applied Technology (CAT), among four Taiwan-based makers of sapphire wafers used to make LED chips, was the only one to see April 2011 revenues grow on quarter, according...

Falling price for sapphire substrates may trim gross margin in 2Q11, says Rubicon

May 9, 11:26

US-based sapphire substrate firm, Rubicon Technology, has announced financial performance for first-quarter 2011. Compared with the previous quarter, revenues increased to US$37.97...

Patterned sapphire substrate wafers expected to account for 50% of the market in 2011

May 5, 12:14

Contrast to the lack of demand for LED TV, the market for LED lighting has been growing steadily. With demands for improvements in luminous efficacy growing, the market forecasts...

Tera Xtal signs with US-based GT Solar for supply of sapphire ingots

Stockwatch - May 4, 13:53

Tera Xtal Technology, a Taiwan-based producer of sapphire wafers, on May 3 announced the signing of a contract with US-based GT Solar International for the supply of sapphire ingot...

SAS reports 1Q11 EPS of NT$2.93

May 2, 15:17

Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has announced first-quarter 2011 consolidated revenue reached NT$6.46 billion, a 49% on-year increase, with earnings per share (EPS) of NT$2.93. Gross...

Wafer Works Optronics to ramp up sapphire ingot capacity

Apr 29, 14:12

Wafer Works Optronics, a Taiwan-based producer of sapphire ingots, wafers and substrates, will expand its production capacity of sapphire ingots by adding crystal-growing furnaces...

SAS to expand sapphire capacity

Apr 29, 14:07

Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will spin off its sapphire wafer/substrate business as a wholly owned subsidiary, Taiwan Sapphire, and is constructing a new factory...

Sapphire ingot maker Alpha Crystal listed at NT$70 per share

Apr 26, 10:08

Alpha Crystal Technology, a Taiwan-based producer of sapphire ingots, on April 25 began listing on the local emerging stock bourse at NT$70 per share, according to the company. Alpha...

Wafer Works Optronics to double sapphire wafer capacity in 2011

Apr 25, 10:28

Taiwan-based Wafer Works Optronics will gradually expand its production capacity of sapphire wafers beginning May-June, with monthly capacity to be hiked from 100,000 wafers currently...

SAS details spin-off plans

Apr 15, 01:10

Taiwan-based wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on April 14 announced that it will spin off its semiconductor wafers and sapphire wafers/substrates business units as...

SAS to spin off semiconductor wafer and sapphire substrate businesses

Apr 14, 16:11

Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on April 14 announced plans to create two independent companies by spinning off its semiconductor wafer and LED sapphire substrate...

Sapphire substrate makers Cyrstal Applied and Tera Xtal to deal out dividends, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 14, 11:13

Two Taiwan-based sapphire substrate makers Crystal Applied Technology and Tera Xtal Technology plan to deal out handsome dividends for their performance in 2010, according to a Chinese-language...

Sapphire ingot prices tend to drop in 2Q11 due to potential oversupply

Apr 12, 14:05

Despite a take-off of the LED industry, pressure is mounting on suppliers of sapphire ingots for lower quotes in the second quarter 2011 as recent capacity ramps by makers, Korea-based...

SAS sapphire substrate sales top NT$100 million in March

Apr 7, 16:28

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) saw monthly sales of its patterned sapphire substrates exceed NT$100 mbillion (US$3.5 million) for the first time in March 2011, according to...

Sumitomo Chemical, Samsung LED team up for sapphire substrates

Mar 29, 14:57

Sumitomo Chemical and Samsung LED have entered into an agreement to establish a joint venture in Korea for the R&D, manufacture, and sale of sapphire substrates for LEDs, Sumitomo...

SAS expects sapphire substrate sales to grow substantially in 2011

Mar 28, 16:32

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has estimated that sales of its patterned sapphire substrates will top NT$2 billion (US$68 million) in 2011, and growth in the high-margin product...

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