Wednesday 30 August 2023
Will PV and LED's boom-and-crash history repeat in SiC semiconductors?
Recent reports from the cross-strait supply chain indicate that a major Chinese new energy vehicle manufacturer had ambitious plans early this year to make significant inroads into...
Friday 10 February 2023
Japanese SiC equipment makers are cautious to big orders from new clients. Why?
International vendors of SiC manufacturing equipment have seen their delivery lead times extended to 1.5-2 years due to supply falling short of demand, driving impressive financial...
Monday 16 December 2019
SAS to merge with subsidiary Sunrise PV World; buy factory building from CWT
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is set to merge with Sunrise PV World, its wholly owned subsidiary PV EPC (engineering, procurement,...
Friday 22 May 2015
Crystal Applied Technology unveils sapphire substrate plant in Taiwan
Sapphire substrate maker Crystal Applied Technology (CAT) on May 21 inaugurated a new factory with a monthly production capacity of 300,000 substrates in northern Taiwan, according...
Tuesday 1 July 2014
Patterned sapphire substrate market value in 2014 to reach US$711 million, says LEDinside
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...
Tuesday 27 May 2014
Sapphire substrate applications expected to expand in handsets, says LEDinside
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,...
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Sapphire substrate market to nearly triple as demand booms for covers in smartphones, says IHS
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...
Thursday 30 May 2013
Sapphire substrate firms hope to increase PSS prices
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...
Wednesday 15 May 2013
New generation iPhone may adopt sapphire crystal glass for home button
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...
Thursday 9 May 2013
Digitimes Research: Sapphire 2-inch substrate prices to be around US$8/unit in 2013
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...
Tuesday 7 May 2013
LED upstream ingot output value may reach US$324 million in 2015, says Displaybank
Output value in the LED upstream ingot segment is expected to reach US$324 million in 2015, according to market research institute Displaybank.
Thursday 25 April 2013
Sapphire substrate prices may increase in 2Q13
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...
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Sapphire substrate market in oversupply
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...
Friday 22 February 2013
South Korea sapphire makers to benefit from Rubicon-LG Innotek contract termination
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...
Friday 22 February 2013
Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon reports 4Q12 financial results
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...
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