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Thursday 23 September 2021
Intel to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new fabs on September 24
Intel is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of two new fabs in Arizona on September 24. Company CEO Pat Gelsinger and local government officials will...
Tuesday 27 July 2021
Intel unveils technology roadmap to power products through 2025 and beyond
Intel has revealed the roadmap of its process and packaging innovations that will power the next wave of products through 2025 and beyond.
Friday 26 March 2021
Samsung develops HKMG-based DDR5 memory
Samsung Electronics has expanded its DDR5 DRAM memory portfolio with a 512GB DDR5 module based on high-K metal gate (HKMG) process technology, according to the company.
Wednesday 20 January 2021
LED chipmakers, downstream vendors raising prices
LED chipmakers in Taiwan and China have seen their delivery lead times extend, and have raised quotes for some of their products particularly non-blue light LED chips, which in turn...
Thursday 2 July 2020
GaN and SiC power semiconductor markets set to pass US$1 billion mark in 2021, says Omdia
The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is forecast to pass US$1 billion in 2021, energized by demand from hybrid & electric...
Monday 30 December 2019
Sintronic eyes UVC LED, sapphire as growth drivers for 2020
Sintronic Technology will focus on promoting UVC LED and poly-crystal sapphire products as growth drivers for 2020 after a tough year in 2019, according to company chair Ma Yonglin...
Tuesday 3 January 2017
Sintronic to set up polycrystalline sapphire production line
Diode rectifier seller and CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) lighting maker Sintronic Technology will set up a polycrystalline sapphire production line in southern Taiwan in first-quarter...
Wednesday 13 April 2016
Russia-based sapphire maker Monocrystal expanding capacity
Russia-based sapphire maker Monocrystal has expanded monthly production capacity from four million mm in 2015 to 4.5 million mm currently, and aim to reach five million mm by the...
Thursday 1 October 2015
Sapphire pricing drops 30% in September due to weak demand in LED market, says report
The average monthly price of sapphire has fallen by more than 30% on year in September 2015, according to LEDinside. This decline is the result of suppliers expanding their production...
Wednesday 24 June 2015
Monocrystal expanding sapphire capacity to target global share of 30%, say Taiwan makers
Russia-based Monocrystal is expanding its monthly sapphire production capacity from 4.0 million 2-inch wafers in equivalent currently to 5.0 million units to target a global market...
Friday 27 March 2015
Sapphire makers seeing strong orders in March
Patterned sapphire substrate (PSS) maker Rigidtech Microelectronics is seeing strong orders in March and expects continued growth into April, with 4-inch units expected to be at the...
Tuesday 17 March 2015
China sapphire makers Biel crystal, Lens Technology expand capacities
China-based sapphire makers Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology, in view of growing adoption of sapphire optical applications in wearable devices and smartphones, have expanded...
Tuesday 10 March 2015
Taiwan LED makers to adopt 6-inch sapphire wafers
As prices for 6-inch sapphire wafers are on the decline and China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip makers are increasing their use of 4-inch sapphire wafers, Taiwan-based LED makers...
Tuesday 10 March 2015
Over 30 million mm of 2-inch equivalent sapphire ingots will be used for Apple Watch covers in 2015, says firm
A total of 30.8 million millimeters of two-inch equivalent sapphire ingots will be used for Apple Watch covers in 2015. This accounts for 18% of sapphire ingots produced worldwide...
Wednesday 24 December 2014
GT Advanced Technologies to sell sapphire furnaces
GT Advanced Technologies has announced that following the bankruptcy court's recent approval of its settlement agreement with Apple, GT is now pursuing ASF furnace opportunities for...