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Monday 6 February 2012
Sapphire substrate maker Wafer Works Optronics reports net loss for 2011
Weak demand in the LED market in 2011 caused pricing of upstream sapphire substrates to decrease as well. 2-inch substrates have been quoted around US$8-10/unit.
Friday 3 February 2012
FST, SAS, Wafer Works expected to benefit from closure of Sumco silicon wafer factories
Japan-based Sumco will reorganize its business operations closing a 12-inch and an 8-inch semiconductor silicon wafer factory in Japan. The closures are expected to benefit Taiwan-based...
Wednesday 12 October 2011
Sapphire substrate makers report mixed September revenues
The price of sapphire substrates has been low due to weak demand in the downstream LED market. According to sapphire substrare maker, Crystalwise, order visibility has been low despite...
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Price of sapphire substrates to drop in 4Q11 due to high levels of inventory
Weak demand in the LED market has been causing the price for upstream sapphire substrates to drop continuously. The price of 2-inch sapphire substrates dropped to US$15-17/unit in...
Wednesday 1 June 2011
4-inch sapphire substrates to reach 50% of capacity in 2012, says Tera Xtal chairman
Demand for large-size sapphire substrates has been increasing and according to Chien Fu Shieh, chairman of Taiwan-based sapphire substrate maker Tera Xtal, 4-inch sapphire substrates...
Monday 9 May 2011
Falling price for sapphire substrates may trim gross margin in 2Q11, says Rubicon
US-based sapphire substrate firm, Rubicon Technology, has announced financial performance for first-quarter 2011. Compared with the previous quarter, revenues increased to US$37.97...
Friday 6 May 2011
Wafer Works outshines peers in 1Q11 performance
After several gloomy announcements of first-quarter financial performances for the solar industry, Wafer Works, a Taiwan-based wafer firm outshined its peers with earnings per share...
Thursday 5 May 2011
Patterned sapphire substrate wafers expected to account for 50% of the market in 2011
Contrast to the lack of demand for LED TV, the market for LED lighting has been growing steadily. With demands for improvements in luminous efficacy growing, the market forecasts...
Friday 29 April 2011
Wafer Works Optronics to ramp up sapphire ingot capacity
Wafer Works Optronics, a Taiwan-based producer of sapphire ingots, wafers and substrates, will expand its production capacity of sapphire ingots by adding crystal-growing furnaces...
Friday 29 April 2011
SAS to expand sapphire capacity
Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will spin off its sapphire wafer/substrate business as a wholly owned subsidiary, Taiwan Sapphire, and is constructing a new factory...
Monday 25 April 2011
Wafer Works Optronics to double sapphire wafer capacity in 2011
Taiwan-based Wafer Works Optronics will gradually expand its production capacity of sapphire wafers beginning May-June, with monthly capacity to be hiked from 100,000 wafers currently...
Thursday 10 March 2011
Wafer Works Optronics see revenues more than double in February 2011
Wafer Works Optronics, a sapphire substrate subsidiary of silicon wafer maker Wafer Works, saw its revenues surge 123% sequentially to a record high of NT$73.1 million (US$2.5 million...
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Wafer Works announces investment in Formosa Epitaxy
Wafer Works on November 15, 2019 announced a US$600,000 investment for a 1% equity interest in Formosa Epitaxy's new subsidiary in Jiangsu, China. Although the acquisition is merely...
Friday 29 October 2010
Motech posts NT$5 EPS for 3Q10
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported a NT$5 (US$0.163) EPS for the third quarter of 2010, the highest per share profit among Taiwan's publicly traded solar wafer and cell...
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Sapphire ingot supply remains tight, say sources
Current tight supply of sapphire ingots may not ease in the short run, as suppliers' capacity expansions are unable to keep up with demand, according to industry sources.