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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...
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...
Monday 23 March 2015
Taiwan LED makers ask for PSS price cuts
As PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) makers have been expanding production capacities, PSS supply has significantly increased and therefore Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip...
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...
Monday 9 March 2015
Lens Technology, Biel Crystal expected to benefit from Apple Watch, say Taiwan makers
As some Apple Watch series will be equipped with covers made from sapphire, Lens Technology and Biel Crystal Manufactory, two China-based cover glass makers, are expected to become...
Wednesday 11 June 2014
Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers take up 28.6% of MOCVD in operation globally in May
There were 1,917 MOCVD sets in operation globally in May 2014 and Taiwan-based LED makers accounted for 28.6% of the number, followed by Japan-based makers with 23.8%, China-based...
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Sapphire to be used in new iPad, say Taiwan makers
Apple is expected to extend the use of sapphire glass home keys to its new 9.7-inch iPad and 7.9-inch iPad mini to be launched in October, and possibly further adopt sapphire for...
Tuesday 30 July 2013
Sapphire wafer prices rising due to growing demand, say Taiwan makers
Global demand for sapphire wafers is growing due to use in smartphones in addition to LEDs, and therefore prices of sapphire wafers are rising, according to Taiwan-based sapphire...
Monday 25 March 2013
Sapphire wafer makers to see 2013 revenues drop by 10%, say market analysts
Taiwan-based sapphire wafer makers are expected to have 2013 revenues decreasing by 10% from 2012 because many China-based fellow makers will bring production capacities into operation...
Monday 4 February 2013
Taiwan makers looking to use of sapphire wafers in smartphones
Taiwan-based sapphire wafer makers, viewing that LED demand is unlikely to grow to, have started looking to have sapphire wafers adopted as protection covers for iPhone 5 cameras.
Monday 19 November 2012
Prices for 2-inch sapphire wafers fall to below US$7.5
Quotes for sapphire wafers have decreased, with some Taiwan-based makers lowering prices for a 2-inch wafer from a negotiable level of around US$8 in September-October to below US$7.5...
Wednesday 12 September 2012
Sapphire substrate makers report mixed August revenues
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...
Monday 16 July 2012
Taiwan sapphire substrate makers face growing competition from Japan and China
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...
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Sapphire wafer prices expected to remain unchanged in 2Q12 due to China-based makers' production
As production of sapphire wafers by China-based makers will gradually increase, prices for the product in the second quarter of 2012 are expected to remain at current levels, according...
Monday 12 March 2012
Sapphire makers may turn profitable in 2Q12
Taiwan-based makers of sapphire wafers suffered operating losses in 2011 due to stagnant demand for LED epitaxial wafers and chips, but are likely to turn profitable in the second...