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  • Last update: Tuesday 7 November 2017 [233 news items]

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...

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...

IC substrate suppliers to see mixed performance in 2Q13

May 7, 21:54

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its revenues grow 10-15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013, while fellow companies Unimicron Technology...

Tong Hsing sees weaker LED ceramic substrate shipments in 2Q13

May 6, 10:36

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries has said that shipments of its LED ceramic substrates in the second quarter of 2013 will be affected by revisions to product roadmaps at clients who...

Chipbond to buy COF substrate supplier

May 2, 22:28

Chipbond Technology has said it will acquire Simpal Electronics, a Taiwan-based COF substrate supplier, through a share swap.

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...

Growth slowing for TFT LCD glass substrate capacity, says DisplaySearch

Mar 18, 15:16

Over the past two years, there has been a slowdown in TFT LCD glass production. Yet demand for cover glass used on smartphones and tablets has continued to grow, causing TFT LCD glass...

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...

Ta-I reportedly lands more orders for LED heat dissipation substrates

Feb 21, 16:04

Taiwan-based Ta-I Technology is expected to significantly expand its ceramic heat dissipation substrate business in 2013, thanks to an influx of pull-in orders from LED lighting companies...

China to account for over 20% of global glass substrate demand by 2015

Jan 8, 11:39

With its panel makers rapidly expanding their capacity, China's demand for glass substrates has been growing fast, and is expected to account for more than one fifth of worldwide...

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...

Ceramic substrate maker Leatec to report flat 4Q12 sales

Dec 4, 14:56

Taiwan-based Leatec Fine Ceramic, which mainly manufactures chip resistor substrates, is expected to report flat revenue growth for the fourth quarter of 2012 despite increasing sales...

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

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...

IC substrate makers develop coreless substrates for thin-profile mobile devices

Oct 26, 13:59

Major Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers, including Nanya PCB (NPC) and Unimicron Technology, have developed coreless IC substrates for use in thin-profile mobile devices, and already...

NPC cautious about 4Q12

Oct 25, 21:38

IC substrate supplier Nanya PCB (NPC) has expressed caution about its sales performance during the fourth quarter of 2012, citing limited visibility for the remainder of the year...

FC CSP substrate supply may be affected by explosion at Nippon Shokubai

Oct 4, 01:20

The supply of a chemical raw materials for producing ink used in the production of FC CSP (flip chip-chip scale package) substrates may be affected after a recent explosion and fire...

Substrate maker Leatec inaugurates new plant

Sep 26, 15:42

Alumina substrate maker Leatec Fine Ceramics has kicked off commercial production of its new plant in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, which will focus on the production of ceramic materials...

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...

AvanStrate releases new glass substrate products

Aug 22, 15:36

AvanStrate has released a series of new thin and light glass substrate products in order to meet market requirements.

Toshiba to become the most competitive player in silicon substrate processes, says Epistar

Jul 27, 11:45

Toshiba has announced plans to mass produce LEDs using gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology in October 2012. The technology is a joint product of Toshiba and Bridgelux...

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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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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Unimicron to invest over NT$10 billion to build IC substrate plant, says report

Newswatch - Jun 22, 15:12

Unimicron Technology plans to invest more than NT$10 billion (US$334 million) to build a new plant to produce IC substrates, with volume production expected to kick off in the third...

Viking Tech expects heat dissipation substrate revenues in 2H12 to show growth

Jun 21, 01:10

Thin film resistor supplier Viking Tech has been seeing demand for aluminum nitride substrates increase. According to Stone Wei, president of Viking Tech, this is likely to help grow...

Stone Wei, president of Viking Tech

Sapphire substrate shipments increase due to LED lighting demand

Jun 13, 16:56

Sapphire substrate manufacturers said 2-inch substrates were around US$9 on average during May but are expected to rise due to a shortage of patterned sapphire substrates (PSSs).

Leatec to build new ceramic substrate plant in Kunshan

May 14, 14:15

Passive component maker Leatec Fine Ceramic plans to set up a new plant in Kunshan, China for the production of high-end ceramic substrates of LED lighting, back-light and in-car...

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...

Tong Hsing expects revenue growth through 4Q12

Apr 24, 00:33

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and packaging services for niche ICs and produces ceramic substrates for the production of LED devices, has guided that its...

Sapphire substrate makers expect February revenues to improve

Mar 1, 01:35

Demand in the LED industry has been returning and some LED chipmakers have been enjoying 90% capacity utilization rates. Nevertheless, inventory levels are still high, causing sapphire...

Digitimes Research: Corning forecasts 2012 glass substrate demand to grow by 12.5%

Feb 16, 15:46

International glass firm Corning predicts demand from PC and LCD will both grow by 10% compared to 2011. In addition, overall demand for glass substrates will increase from 3.2 billion...

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Rubicon sees slight increase of sapphire substrate orders

Feb 13, 11:18

Orders of 2- and 4-inch sapphire wafers have been rebounding slightly in first-quarter 2012, according to Rubicon. Industry sources indicated that orders have been showing signs of...

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Sapphire substrate maker Wafer Works Optronics reports net loss for 2011

Feb 6, 14:20

Weak demand in the LED market in 2011 caused pricing of upstream sapphire substrates to decrease as well. 2-inch substrates have been quoted around US$8-10/unit.

Firms to phase out COF substrate business

Dec 26, 09:42

With LCD panel demand for large-size applications such as TVs remaining dull, Mitsui Kinzoku and Sumitomo Electronics Taiwan (SET) are looking to withdraw from the standard chip-on-film...

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    KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3

    KLA-Tencor has announced a new generation in the Surfscan family of wafer defect and surface quality inspection systems: the Surfscan SP3. As the first unpatterned wafer inspection...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    LG Display 19-inch flexible e-paper panel

    LG Display has announced a 19-inch flexible e-paper panel. The product is optimized for e-newspaper applications as it is able to convey the feeling of reading an actual newspaper,...

    Photo: Company, Jan 15.

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    AUO 6-inch flexible e-paper

    AUO has introduced its 6-inch flexible e-paper technology. Adopting Sipix's Microcup technology, the flexible e-paper features a plastic substrate, so that the e-paper can be repeatedly...

    Photo: Company, Oct 21.

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