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Sapphire ingot prices sustainable for 2Q11

Mar 25, 10:49

Sapphire ingot prices are unlikely to drop in the second quarter of 2011, on rising demand for LED-backlit and lighting applications, according to industry sources in Taiwan. Prices...

Sapphire substrate supply unaffected by Japan earthquake, says Epistar

Mar 16, 10:42

The supply of sapphire substrates will not be affected by the Japan earthquake as the facilities of the top-2 Japan-based makers - Kyocera and Namiki - were not damaged by the quake,...

Sapphire ingot prices to remain unchanged in 2Q11

Mar 10, 13:41

Prices of sapphire ingots for the second quarter of 2011 are expected to stay at the same levels as those in the first quarter as current sapphire ingot supplies are still falling...

Wafer Works Optronics see revenues more than double in February 2011

Mar 10, 11:39

Wafer Works Optronics, a sapphire substrate subsidiary of silicon wafer maker Wafer Works, saw its revenues surge 123% sequentially to a record high of NT$73.1 million (US$2.5 million...

The LED upstream boom: Q&A with Digitimes Research analyst Jessie Lin

Mar 9, 09:41

With LED chipmakers aggressively increasing capacity to meet fast growing demand from the LCD displays and general lighting markets, suppliers in the upstream are optimistic on outlook...

Jessie Lin

Sapphire substrate prices start to fall

Mar 2, 10:49

Pricing for sapphire substrates has stopped increasing and is showing a gradual decrease due to dropping demand and seasonality. Current prices for 2-inch sapphire substrates have...

TXC to start production of sapphire substrate wafers

Feb 18, 01:10

Quartz crystal component maker TXC has acquired 10 sets of equipment for slicing monocrystalline sapphire ingots and will begin production soon, with monthly shipments expected to...

Sapphire substrate price drop to expand to 15% on quarter in 1Q11

Feb 15, 01:50

Prices of sapphire substrates are expected to drop 10-15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2011, an increase from a previous 5-10% quarterly decrease in 2010, but the decrease...

Gintech, SAS post on-month drops in January sales

Feb 11, 02:00

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has announced revenues for January 2011 slid 12% sequentially to NT$2.36 billion (US$82 million). Gintech also saw shipments fall 4.3% from December...

Sapphire ingot demand strong, no signs of price retreat yet

Jan 18, 12:04

Though the first quarter is typically considered the annual low season, sapphire ingot makers are currently seeing strong demand due to sapphire substrate clients moving up procurement...

USI Optronics to reach 13-15% global market share for sapphire ingots in 2011

Jan 3, 11:03

USI Optronics, a Taiwan-based maker of monocrystalline sapphire ingots, has received orders to book up its production capacity in then first quarter of 2011 and expects its global...

SAS looks to semi, sapphire wafers for 2011 growth

Dec 23, 01:05

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) expects sales of sapphire wafer materials to account for 5-6% of revenues in 2011 compared to about 2% estimated for 2010, according to company...

San Chih's sapphire ingot revenues to overtake that of semiconductor business in 2H11

Dec 22, 10:53

San Chih Semiconductor's revenues from sapphire ingot production will exceed that of semiconductor in the first half of 2011, according to analyst forecasts. San Chih's sapphire ingot...

LED sapphire substrate prices remain flat in 4Q10

Dec 22, 02:00

LED sapphire substrate suppliers are expected to keep prices flat in the fourth quarter of 2010 despite dropping demand from the end market and seasonality, and expect prices to increase...

GT Solar lands orders for sapphire crystallization furnaces

Dec 3, 01:00

GT Solar International has received more than US$84 million worth of orders for sapphire crystallization systems, according to the solar-manufacturing equipment specialist. The announcement...

Wafer Works announces investment in Formosa Epitaxy

Nov 16, 01:15

Wafer Works on November 15, 2019 announced a US$600,000 investment for a 1% equity interest in Formosa Epitaxy's new subsidiary in Jiangsu, China. Although the acquisition is merely...

Prices for sapphire ingots to rise 40% in 4Q10

Nov 4, 11:21

Prices for sapphire ingots, a material for making LED chips, are set to rise 40% in the fourth quarter, according to industry sources. Due to tight supply, prices have gone up since...

Quartz component maker TXC eying LED market

Oct 22, 01:10

TXC, a major producer of quartz components in Taiwan, is gearing up the development of sapphire and other crystalline products to tap a market that is expected to be strong in coming...

SAS to report NT$3.5 3Q10 EPS

Oct 20, 01:20

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is expected to report an EPS of NT$3.50 (US$0.113) for the third quarter of 2010, according to market watchers. The positive result is largely...

Passive component prices to remain steady in 4Q10 except aluminum capacitors

Oct 4, 14:46

Pricing of various passive components has become a major concern recently due to slowing demand from downstream sectors, and industry sources believe chip resistor prices will remain...

Persistent shortage of sapphire substrates to drive quotes above US$30 in 4Q10

Sep 14, 01:25

With persisting shortages for sapphire substrates, quotes are expected to trend up into the fourth quarter of 2010 and will exceed US$30/unit. To prevent idle production lines, some...

Ferric core maker Acme posts strong EPS in 1H10

Aug 12, 12:16

Ferric core and sapphire ingot maker Acme Electronics has posted net profits of NT$120 million (US$3.77 million) or NT$1.04 per share, on revenues of NT$973 million in the first half...

SAS continues to set monthly sales record in July 2010

Aug 4, 11:11

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) again hit a monthly revenue record in July 2010 at NT$1.794 billion (US$56.451 million), up from NT$1.63 billion in June, on full capacity utilization...

Acme to ramp up sapphire ingot capacity by 25% in 3Q10

Jul 21, 15:38

Ferric core maker Acme Electronics expects its production of sapphire ingots to reach 150,000 units a month in the third quarter of 2010, an increase of 25% from the previous quarter,...

LED chipmakers develop new substrates to improve heat dissipation

Jul 16, 14:48

LED chipmakers are developing new substrates based on copper-tungsten, ceramic or diamond thin-film to replace sapphire substrates to improve heat dissipation amid the surging demand...

Sapphire substrate prices expected to keep rising until 4Q10, say Taiwan makers

Jul 13, 11:58

Due to rapid increase in demand for LED-backlit LCD TVs and a supply shortage, international quotes for sapphire substrates have increased from US$7-9 in the first quarter to US$12-14...

Acme to spin off sapphire ingot business

Jun 29, 14:59

Ferric core maker Acme Electronics has announced plans to spin off its sapphire ingot business unit to form a new subsidiary. The spin-off is tentatively set to take effect on October...

LED prices likely to go up 5-10%

May 13, 15:31

LED backlight products may see their prices increase by 5-10% as both upstream LED chip and epitaxial wafer prices will rise soon due to strong market demand, according to sources...

Sapphire ingot supply remains tight, say sources

May 11, 11:47

Current tight supply of sapphire ingots may not ease in the short run, as suppliers' capacity expansions are unable to keep up with demand, according to industry sources.

Genesis Photonics increases prices for green LED epitaxy wafers

May 7, 15:34

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Genesis Photonics increased the prices of its green LED epitaxy wafers in April amid increasing prices of sapphire substrates, and expects its price hike...

Sapphire substrates for LED in shortage

Apr 23, 16:00

Sapphire substrates for LED chip production is in shortage and the supply will remain short until the end of 2010, according to market sources.

Acme to ramp up sapphire ingot capacity in 2Q10

Mar 29, 15:38

Taiwan-based inductor maker Acme Electronics plans to ramp up its capacity of sapphire ingots to 120,000mm in the second quarter of 2010 from the current 90,000mm to meet increasing...

Richtek files patent infringement complaint in US against AMD and graphics card makers

Stockwatch - Dec 31, 11:40

Taiwan-based IC design house Richtek has announced that it has filed a patent infringement complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against uPI Semiconductor, AMD,...

Acme to double sapphire substrate capacity in 2010 on increasing LED demand

Dec 16, 15:12

Taiwan-based inductor maker Acme Electronics plans to double capacity of its sapphire crystal substrates in 2010 to satisfy increasing LED demand. The company is seeing its sapphire...

Acme sapphire substrate manufacturing site

Epistar and Formosa seeing no shortages of sapphire substrates

Jul 17, 14:58

LED chipmakers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy are not seeing shortages of sapphire substrates, according to the companies.

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    GT ASF grown sapphire boules

    Equipment firm GT Advanced Technologies has announced the release of the studies that demonstrated all sapphire, regardless of source, exhibits color at the core level, that the pink...

    Photo: Company, Dec 13.

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    SEMICON Taiwan 2011: Atecom showcases sapphire ingots

    Taiwan-based semiconductor material supplier Atecom Technology showcased its sapphire crystals at SEMICON Taiwan 2011 in early September. Headquartered in Taipei, Atecom has been...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Sep 16.

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    Atecom Technology showcases sapphire crystals in SEMICON Taiwan 2011

    Taiwan-based semiconductor material supplier Atecom Technology showcased sapphire crystals at SEMICON Taiwan 2011. Headquartered in Taipei, Atecom has been supplying materials such...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Sep 14.

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