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Demand and supply trends in the global sapphire industry, 2014-2015

Jessie Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei 0
This Digitimes Research Special Report focuses on the 2014-2015 sapphire application market and industry outlook. Sapphire has been a key component in the LED industry in recent years, but demand is increasingly coming from lens cover applications in market segments including digital cameras, Home buttons on smartphones and most recently the Apple Watch. Digitimes Research estimates that in 2015 annual growth for sapphire demand will hit 22.3% in the LED industry and 110.6% in the cover lens segment.
Abstract
Sapphire demand by application, 2015 (Kmm/year)

This Digitimes Research Special Report focuses on the 2014-2015 sapphire application market and industry outlook. Sapphire has been a key component in the LED industry in recent years, but demand is increasingly coming from lens cover applications in market segments including digital cameras, Home buttons on smartphones and most recently the Apple Watch.

Digitimes Research estimates that in 2015 annual growth for sapphire demand will hit 22.3% in the LED industry and 110.6% in the cover lens segment. This report analyzes trends in the sapphire industry that may affect demand supply balance, especially concerning the use of sapphire in the smartphone and smartwatch industries and price trends that can lead to the implementation of more cost-effective alternatives.

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