Monday 5 October 2015
Tera Xtal to shut down northern Taiwan plant
Sapphire ingot and wafer maker Tera Xtal Technology will close its Yangmei plant in northern Taiwan by November 25 because the lease of the factory will expire soon, according to...
Monday 20 October 2014
Tera Xtal cancels plan to raise additional capital
Sapphire wafer maker Tera Xtal Technology has cancelled a plan to issue 25 million new shares mainly due to large drops in its stock prices.
Monday 13 October 2014
Tera Xtal wages patent infringement war
Sapphire ingot maker Tera Xtal Technology has filed with Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court a charge against Apple Asia, Apple's subsidiary based in Hong Kong, and Taiwan-based...
Monday 25 August 2014
Tera Xtal to expand PSS capacity, says paper
Sapphire maker Tera Xtal Technology will expand its PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) monthly production capacity from 100,000 units currently to 200,000 units by the end of 2014...
Friday 15 August 2014
Tera Xtal wins AAA arbitration over dispute with GTAT
Sapphire ingot maker Tera Xtal Technology has disclosed the American Arbitration Association (AAA) has decided that US-based equipment supplier GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) should...
Thursday 2 January 2014
Tera Xtal expects sapphire wafers to be in short supply beginning 1Q14
Sapphire wafer maker Tera Xtal Technology expects global supply of sapphire wafers to be short beginning the first quarter of 2014 due to increasing use in smartphones and other mobile...
Tuesday 3 December 2013
Sapphire ingot supplier Acme to return to profitability in 4Q13
Buoyed by rising sales generated by its sapphire ingot-making subsidiary USI Optronics, ferrite core maker Acme Electronics is expected to return to profitability in the fourth quarter...
Thursday 18 July 2013
China-based GCL-Poly quits sapphire ingot production
China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has quit production of sapphire ingots and will sell two factories together with production equipment in eastern China to Taiwan-based sapphire...
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...
Monday 6 May 2013
Prices for 2-inch sapphire wafers may rise, say Taiwan makers
While price drops of sapphire wafers slowed down significantly in the first quarter of 2013, prices for 2-inch sapphire wafers, which stand at US$6.8-7 currently, may rise, according...
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...
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Crystalwise, Tera Xtal to expand sapphire capacity in China
Sapphire wafer maker Crystalwise Technology will expand monthly production capacity at its subsidiary in China from 150,000 2-inch sapphire wafer equivalents at present, to at least...
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Tera Xtal to set up two subsidiaries in China
Taiwan-based sapphire substrate maker Tera Xtal Technology will establish two subsidiaries in eastern China, each with investment of US$15 million. Sapphire substrate production at...
Wednesday 26 December 2012
December revenues to show continuous decreases, say sapphire substrate makers
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...
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...
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