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Patterned sapphire substrate market value in 2014 to reach US$711 million, says LEDinside

Jul 1, 21:05

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...

Wearable devices such as iWatch to spur sapphire market demand in 2015, says LEDinside

Jun 11, 15:29

Apple's reported iWatch, which is expected to be released in late 2014, will use sapphire watch covers, according to research firm LEDinside. If iWatch sales reach market estimations...

Cover glass makers turn to sapphire to raise growth prospects, says DisplaySearch

Jun 9, 13:45

After several years of growth, the cover glass market is expected to slow. However, improvements in applications and materials used in cover glass manufacturing could help to stimulate...

Sapphire substrate applications expected to expand in handsets, says LEDinside

May 27, 16:21

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,...

Digitimes Research: Global sapphire capacity to remain unchanged in 2014

Apr 10, 16:02

Global leaders in the sapphire industry, in attempts to return to profits from losses incurred in 2012-2013, will focus on increasing utilization rates rather than expand capacities...

Sapphire ingot prices to continue to hike in 2Q14

Mar 20, 15:27

Prices of 2-inch sapphire ingots are expected to hike 11% sequentially and 43% on year to US$5/mm in the second quarter of 2014 after surging at an annual rate of 61% to US$4.5/mm...

Digitimes Research: GTAT may supply only 9.0-16.6% of iPhone sapphire screen covers in 2014

Mar 14, 16:27

US-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is setting up a factory in Arizona for exclusive supply of sapphire to Apple, with the factory to be able to meet only 9.0-16.6% of demand...

Tera Xtal expects sapphire wafers to be in short supply beginning 1Q14

Jan 2, 10:57

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...

HTC, LG may use sapphire in flagship smartphones in 2014

Dec 27, 15:01

Smartphone vendors HTC and LG Electronics will likely adopt sapphire home buttons in order to add fingerprint recognition in their next-generation flagship models, the HTC One 2 and...

Sapphire pushing into motherboard industry

Dec 25, 22:17

Hong Kong-based motherboard vendor Sapphire has recently started pushing its motherboard shipments in China, aiming to acquire market share from second-tier vendors such as ASRock...

Sapphire ingot supplier Acme to return to profitability in 4Q13

Dec 3, 20:03

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...

Digitimes Research: GTAT able to supply sapphire for over 30 million iPhone screen covers due to Apple funding

Nov 8, 14:54

US-based crystal growth solution and equipment provider GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has announced that Apple will pre-pay US$578 million to secure sapphire supply. GTAT will be...

Demand for sapphire for handsets to grow 25-30%, says GTAT

Oct 23, 14:44

Demand for sapphire for use in handsets is estimated to grow 25-30%, according to US-based crystal growth equipment and solution provider GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT).

Sapphire prices expected to rise 10-15% in 1Q14 or 2Q14

Oct 21, 10:42

Prices for sapphire, due to potential extended use in smartphones, are expected to increase 10-15% in the first or second quarter of 2014, Taiwan-based makers cited Russia-based sapphire...

Sapphire substrate market to nearly triple as demand booms for covers in smartphones, says IHS

Oct 15, 16:09

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...

Digitimes Research: STC to expand sapphire ingot capacity

Oct 1, 12:13

With more and more smartphones and other portable devices adopting sapphire as cover glass, sapphire ingot vendor Sapphire Technology Company (STC) is looking to double its production...

Sapphire to be used in new iPad, say Taiwan makers

Sep 18, 11:32

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...

Four Taiwan sapphire wafer/ingot makers to expand capacities, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 16, 14:44

Crystalwise Technology, Crystal Applied Technology, Procrystal Technology and USI Optronics, four Taiwan-based sapphire wafer or ingot makers, will expand their production capacities,...

Crystal Applied, Crystalwise supply sapphire wafers for use in iPhone 5s, say Taiwan makers

Sep 11, 21:23

Crystal Applied Technology and Crystalwise Technology have become suppliers of sapphire wafers used to make covers for the iPhone 5s home key which features fingerprint recognition,...

Sapphire wafer prices rising due to growing demand, say Taiwan makers

Jul 30, 14:10

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...

China-based GCL-Poly quits sapphire ingot production

Jul 18, 11:26

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...

Prices for sapphire ingots in 3Q13 to rise 15-20%

Jul 2, 20:50

Prices for sapphire ingots in the third quarter of 2013 are expected to increase by 15-20% on quarter mainly due to growing demand from LED makers and China-based smartphone vendors,...

Digitimes Research: Upstream LED firms continue to strive for higher brightness efficiency

Jun 27, 11:54

At 2013 LED Lighting Taiwan, Russia-based upstream sapphire crystal maker Monocrystal showcased 12-inch substrates. The firm aims to produce crystal of over 150kg in 2014 for manufacturing...

Sapphire substrate firms hope to increase PSS prices

May 30, 21:12

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...

New generation iPhone may adopt sapphire crystal glass for home button

May 15, 21:46

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...

Digitimes Research: Sapphire 2-inch substrate prices to be around US$8/unit in 2013

May 9, 14:39

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...

Prices for 2-inch sapphire wafers may rise, say Taiwan makers

May 6, 16:14

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...

Sapphire substrate prices may increase in 2Q13

Apr 25, 21:43

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...

Sapphire substrate market in oversupply

Apr 24, 14:58

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...

Sapphire wafer makers to see 2013 revenues drop by 10%, say market analysts

Mar 25, 21:57

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...

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Crystalwise, Tera Xtal to expand sapphire capacity in China

Mar 12, 21:17

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...

South Korea sapphire makers to benefit from Rubicon-LG Innotek contract termination

Feb 22, 11:29

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...

Sapphire substrate maker Rubicon reports 4Q12 financial results

Feb 22, 10:25

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...

Taiwan makers looking to use of sapphire wafers in smartphones

Feb 4, 21:55

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.

Si-based GaN difficult to replace sapphire, says TSMC SSL president

Jan 21, 22:28

Toshiba and US-based Bridgelux will reportedly start volume production of 8-inch Si-substrate GaN wafers for use to make LED chips in the first quarter of 2013, according to Taiwan-based...

TSMC SSL president Jacob Tam
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