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Patterned sapphire substrate market value in 2014 to reach US$711 million, says LEDinside

Jul 1, 21:05

Strong LED market demand in 2014 has led to expanded patterned sapphire substrate (PSS) production capacity, according to LEDinside. The 4-inch PSS market is currently facing supply...

Sapphire substrate applications expected to expand in handsets, says LEDinside

May 27, 16:21

Out of sapphire substrate non-LED applications, mobile devices have shown the strongest demand. Sapphire substrate non-LED applications are projected to reach a 32% share in 2014,...

Sapphire substrate market to nearly triple as demand booms for covers in smartphones, says IHS

Oct 15, 16:09

Traditionally employed to make LEDs, sapphire substrates now are being used by Apple and other smartphone vendors as covers for camera lenses and home buttons, contributing to a rapid...

Sapphire substrate firms hope to increase PSS prices

May 30, 21:12

Prices of sapphire ingots have been increasing causing substrate makers to plan a price hike on patterned sapphire substrates (PSSs). Some firms have been adjusting prices since the...

New generation iPhone may adopt sapphire crystal glass for home button

May 15, 21:46

Market rumors that the new generation of Apple's iPhone may adopt sapphire crystal glass for the home button have been circulating and Taiwan-based sapphire substrate maker Tera Xtal...

Digitimes Research: Sapphire 2-inch substrate prices to be around US$8/unit in 2013

May 9, 14:39

Over-investment has caused rising inventories in the sapphire industry. Although demand has been returning in the first-half of 2013, to reduce inventories, sapphire prices are unlikely...

LED upstream ingot output value may reach US$324 million in 2015, says Displaybank

May 7, 13:54

Output value in the LED upstream ingot segment is expected to reach US$324 million in 2015, according to market research institute Displaybank.

Sapphire substrate prices may increase in 2Q13

Apr 25, 21:43

Sapphire substrate makers have noted that order visibility is clear to May due to expected demand growth in the LED backlighting and lighting markets. Market observers believe prices...

Sapphire substrate market in oversupply

Apr 24, 14:58

The market of sapphire substrates, an upstream material for LEDs, has been in oversupply with prices falling. The prices are lower than the production costs of many firms. This has...

South Korea sapphire makers to benefit from Rubicon-LG Innotek contract termination

Feb 22, 11:29

US-based sapphire substrate maker Rubicon has announced fourth-quarter 2012 revenues with on-quarter increase. However, the contract between Rubicon and Korea-based LG Innotek ended...

Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon reports 4Q12 financial results

Feb 22, 10:25

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, semiconductor, and optical industries, has reported financial results for its fourth quarter...

Tera Xtal to set up two subsidiaries in China

Jan 29, 11:22

Taiwan-based sapphire substrate maker Tera Xtal Technology will establish two subsidiaries in eastern China, each with investment of US$15 million. Sapphire substrate production at...

SAS reports global consolidated 2012 revenues of NT$19 billion

Jan 9, 15:50

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) reported 2012 total revenues of NT$4.414 billion (US$152 million) and global consolidated revenues of NT$19.072 billion...

December revenues to show continuous decreases, say sapphire substrate makers

Dec 26, 22:16

Taiwan-based sapphire substrate makers believe December revenues are likely to show a continuous decrease due to the low season and year-end inventory checks by downstream LED firm...

Csun shipping PPS manufacturing equipment

Dec 11, 21:52

PCB equipment maker Csun Manufacturing will begin shipping its PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) manufacturing equipment in December, pushing its revenues for the month to over NT$500...

LED chip technology to enter plateau period, says Bridgelux

Dec 3, 10:23

Due to the global economic downturn, demand for LED lighting has been weakening. Meanwhile, efficiency and price-performance ratio have been increasing, and the penetration rate of...

GaN-on-Si for LED: Q&A with Azzurro vice president of sales and marketing Erwin Ysewijn

Nov 9, 14:13

GaN-on-Si is a new technology that has the potential to replace sapphire substrates in the LED supply chain. Erwin Ysewijn, vice president of sales and marketing at Azzurro Semiconductors,...

Erwin Ysewijn, vice president of sales and marketing of Azzurro Semiconductors

Rubicon sees rising 3Q12 revenues

Nov 7, 16:01

Rubicon Technology, a US-based sapphire substrates provider, has reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Silicon substrate-based LED products to enter market in 2013

Nov 1, 22:22

The LED industry believes 8-inch silicon substrate-based LED products will appear on the market in 2013 at the earliest, two years ahead of expectations. This will likely pose challenges...

Commentary: Challenges and strategies of China LED firms

Oct 2, 14:54

China's government has been providing subsidies to help its domestic LED industry. Some firms have been benefitting but others remain in limbo amid rapid product price falls.

Rising sapphire ingot demand to boost Acme 3Q12 sales

Sep 21, 01:30

Acme Electronics is expected to report flat or slight sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2012, buoyed by rising sales generated by sapphire ingot-making...

Sapphire substrate makers report mixed August revenues

Sep 12, 14:12

Sapphire substrate firms such as Crystalwise and Crystal Applied have both reported on-month decreases in August revenues. Crystalwise saw August revenues fall to NT$90 million (US$3.04...

Sanan Opto supported by China government in developing sapphire substrates, says Digitimes Research

Aug 20, 16:22

Sanan Optoelectronics has been experiencing record high revenues and profit margins in first-half 2012. Nevertheless, the firm's inventory turnover days is relatively high showing...

Sino Sapphire almost reaches breakeven in 1H12

Aug 17, 14:08

Sapphire substrate maker Sino Sapphire has posted a net loss of just NT$1.89 million (US$63,000) or NT$0.05 per share for the first half of 2012, according to a filing by parent company...

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Crystalwise returns to profitability in 2Q12

Aug 13, 11:05

The price of sapphire substrates has been climbing out of the trough as price of 2-inch products reach US$8-9/unit. With strong demand for LED chips, sapphire substrate maker Crystalwise...

Rubicon sales rise in 2Q12

Aug 3, 10:23

Rubicon Technology, a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, semiconductor, and optical industries, reported that second quarter (ended June 30, 2012) revenue...

Taiwan sapphire substrate makers face growing competition from Japan and China

Jul 16, 10:20

The price of sapphire substrates has been reaching stability in 2012. Nevertheless, Japan-based sapphire substrate makers have been eager to lower prices, meaning the price difference...

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Digitimes Research: Shipments of direct-lit LED TVs to rise continuously in 2H12

Jul 13, 10:57

While upstream LED firms have been forecasting lower 2012 revenues and falling prices, downstream LED applications are expected to grow continuously through second-half 2012.

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Sapphire substrate makers see rising June revenues

Jul 11, 01:25

Rising June revenues for LED chipmakers helped upstream sapphire substrate makers such as Crystal Applied, Crystalwise, and Tera Xtal see June revenues reach above NT$160 million...

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Digitimes Research: China raises 12th Five-Year Plan LED industry targets

Jun 15, 15:38

China's Ministry of Science and Technology is seeking public opinions on the recently revised goals set for the semiconductor lighting technology development under the 12th Five-Year...

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Sapphire ingot prices poised to move upward, says USI

Jun 15, 12:26

Prices for sapphire ingots have stopped falling recently in light of the rising sapphire substrate prices, according to sapphire ingot supplier USI Optronics.

Sapphire substrate sales increase in April

May 11, 16:01

Substrate manufacturers such as Crystal Applied Technologies and Wafer Works reported increased revenues during April due to upstream sapphire substrates becoming more in demand as...

SAS may form alliance with Crystalwise

Apr 25, 01:20

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has been considering cooperating with sapphire substrate maker Crystalwise through a merger with its sapphire subsidiary or an alliance...

Sapphire substrate quotes increase

Apr 6, 11:31

Sapphire substrates are continuing to increase in price and some suppliers have raised their April quotes for 2-inch ones to more than US$9 per piece, according to industry sources...

Revenues from semiconductor business to outperform solar, says SAS

Mar 27, 15:00

Taiwan-based solar wafer supplier Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has indicated that by acquiring Japan-based Covalent, the firm's revenue share is likely to change. The solar business...

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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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