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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

December revenues to show continuous decreases, say sapphire substrate makers

Dec 26, 22:16

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...

Prices for 2-inch sapphire wafers fall to below US$7.5

Nov 19, 22:45

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...

Rubicon sees rising 3Q12 revenues

Nov 7, 16:01

Rubicon Technology, a US-based sapphire substrates provider, has reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Rising sapphire ingot demand to boost Acme 3Q12 sales

Sep 21, 01:30

Acme Electronics is expected to report flat or slight sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2012, buoyed by rising sales generated by sapphire ingot-making...

Sapphire substrate makers report mixed August revenues

Sep 12, 14:12

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...

Csun to start shipping new equipment for LED manufacturing in 4Q12

Aug 30, 01:30

Csun Manufacturing is scheduled to start shipping its new turnkey equipment for the manufacture of patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) in the fourth quarter of 2012 and expects overall...

Sanan Opto supported by China government in developing sapphire substrates, says Digitimes Research

Aug 20, 16:22

Sanan Optoelectronics has been experiencing record high revenues and profit margins in first-half 2012. Nevertheless, the firm's inventory turnover days is relatively high showing...

Sino Sapphire almost reaches breakeven in 1H12

Aug 17, 14:08

Sapphire substrate maker Sino Sapphire has posted a net loss of just NT$1.89 million (US$63,000) or NT$0.05 per share for the first half of 2012, according to a filing by parent company...

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Rubicon sales rise in 2Q12

Aug 3, 10:23

Rubicon Technology, a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, semiconductor, and optical industries, reported that second quarter (ended June 30, 2012) revenue...

Taiwan sapphire substrate makers face growing competition from Japan and China

Jul 16, 10:20

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...

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Sapphire substrate makers see rising June revenues

Jul 11, 01:25

Rising June revenues for LED chipmakers helped upstream sapphire substrate makers such as Crystal Applied, Crystalwise, and Tera Xtal see June revenues reach above NT$160 million...

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Digitimes Research: China raises 12th Five-Year Plan LED industry targets

Jun 15, 15:38

China's Ministry of Science and Technology is seeking public opinions on the recently revised goals set for the semiconductor lighting technology development under the 12th Five-Year...

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Sapphire substrate shipments increase due to LED lighting demand

Jun 13, 16:56

Sapphire substrate manufacturers said 2-inch substrates were around US$9 on average during May but are expected to rise due to a shortage of patterned sapphire substrates (PSSs).

Sapphire substrate sales increase in April

May 11, 16:01

Substrate manufacturers such as Crystal Applied Technologies and Wafer Works reported increased revenues during April due to upstream sapphire substrates becoming more in demand as...

SAS may form alliance with Crystalwise

Apr 25, 01:20

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has been considering cooperating with sapphire substrate maker Crystalwise through a merger with its sapphire subsidiary or an alliance...

Sapphire ingot maker USI Optronics seeing orders pick up

Apr 24, 16:49

USI Optronics is seeing order visibility for sapphire ingots extend to two months on a pick-up in LED lighting demand, according to its parent company Acme Electronics.

Sapphire wafer prices expected to remain unchanged in 2Q12 due to China-based makers' production

Mar 20, 01:05

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...

Bridgelux to make GaN-on-Si-based LEDs in 2013

Mar 19, 12:10

Bridgelux, a US-based maker of LED expitaxial wafers and chips of which Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is shareholder, will use 8-inch silicon wafers and process...

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Demand for small- to medium-size silicon wafers, LED sapphire substrates to be better in 2Q12, says SAS chairman

Mar 16, 12:08

Global demand for small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade silicon wafers and LED sapphire substrates will improve from the preceding quarter in second-quarter 2012, while demand...

MK Lu, chairman and CEO of SAS

Sapphire makers may turn profitable in 2Q12

Mar 12, 11:47

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...

Acme cautious on sapphire ingot outlook

Feb 17, 15:05

Despite a pick-up in orders, Acme Electronics remains wary on the outlook for sapphire ingots citing low pricing that has not recovered.

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    GT ASF grown sapphire boules

    Equipment firm GT Advanced Technologies has announced the release of the studies that demonstrated all sapphire, regardless of source, exhibits color at the core level, that the pink...

    Photo: Company, Dec 13.

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    SEMICON Taiwan 2011: Atecom showcases sapphire ingots

    Taiwan-based semiconductor material supplier Atecom Technology showcased its sapphire crystals at SEMICON Taiwan 2011 in early September. Headquartered in Taipei, Atecom has been...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Sep 16.

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    Atecom Technology showcases sapphire crystals in SEMICON Taiwan 2011

    Taiwan-based semiconductor material supplier Atecom Technology showcased sapphire crystals at SEMICON Taiwan 2011. Headquartered in Taipei, Atecom has been supplying materials such...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Sep 14.

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    AMD ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card

    AMD has announced the introduction of the ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card, the latest addition to the line-up of ATI Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards. The ATI Radeon HD 5450...

    Photo: Company, Feb 11.

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    AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics card

    AMD has launched its next-generation ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics cards supporting Microsoft DirectX 11, the new gaming and compute standard shipping shortly with Windows 7...

    Photo: Company, Nov 3.

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