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Rubicon sees slight increase of sapphire substrate orders

Feb 13, 11:18

Orders of 2- and 4-inch sapphire wafers have been rebounding slightly in first-quarter 2012, according to Rubicon. Industry sources indicated that orders have been showing signs of...

LED lightings

Sapphire substrate maker Wafer Works Optronics reports net loss for 2011

Feb 6, 14:20

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.

Quotes for 2-inch sapphire substrates in China fall to US$6/unit

Jan 12, 11:28

The price of 2-inch sapphire substrates from China suppliers has fallen to around US$6/unit, with the low price adding pressure on Taiwan-based makers, according to industry source...

LED epitaxial wafers

Acme introduces 120KG sapphire ingot growing furnace

Dec 30, 11:40

Taiwan-based sapphire ingot growing firm Acme has announced a 120KG crystal ingot growing furnace that can produce sapphire substrates for large-size LEDs.

December shipments of sapphire substrates increasing

Dec 29, 09:48

The price of upstream sapphire substrates has been stabilizing and shipments of 4-inch substrates have been increasing steadily. The current price of 2-inch sapphire substrates has...

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LED sapphire substrate price stabilizes at US$8/unit in December

Dec 14, 01:15

The price of 2-inch sapphire substrates has been stabilizing in November and December at around US$8/unit, according to industry sources. The price is expected to rebound soon.

Tera Xtal to set up plant in China after merger with Alpha Xtal

Nov 28, 16:18

Chien Fu Shieh, chairman of Taiwan-based sapphire substrate maker Tera Xtal, has said that after merging with Alpha Xtal on December 10, 2011, the company plans to set up a production...

LED lighting

Alpha Xtal and Tera Xtal to merge ahead of schedule

Nov 16, 01:10

LED sapphire ingot maker Alpha Xtal and substrate maker Tera Xtal will merge on December 10. According to Alpha Xtal, revenues for November and December are likely to be flat compared...

LED sapphire price to return to stability in 2012

Nov 15, 01:05

The price of 2-inch sapphire substrates continues to hold at around US$10/unit. However, industry sources indicated starting from the second half of October, there has been some sapphire...

Competition heating up in LED sapphire market

Nov 14, 14:35

The sapphire crystal growing/substrate industry has been experiencing aggressive expansion despite the weak LED market. South Korea-based STC is currently the global leader in the...

LED sapphire substrate makers post mixed results for October

Nov 11, 14:42

Crystalwise Technology and Tera Xtal Technology have reported sequential growth in revenues for October 2011, while Crystal Applied Technology posted a drop.

Rubicon Technology reports 3Q11 results, revenues up 64% sequentially

Nov 9, 14:06

Rubicon Technology, a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, has reported financial results for its third quarter ended...

Supply and demand back in check for sapphire market, says Yole Developpement

Nov 4, 11:40

Following the massive material shortage in 2010, sapphire material and finished wafer prices remained high through early 2011, according to Yole Developpement. The situation was aggravated...

GT Advanced revenues increase due to sapphire equipment

Nov 2, 14:46

GT Advanced Technologies (GT) saw its fiscal 2011 revenues reach US$899 million. Accumulated orders for the firm's Advanced Sapphire Furnace (ASF) product line have reached US$944...

GCL Group enters sapphire substrate market

Oct 31, 16:17

Following its recent accouncement to suspend development of its LED epitaxy due to low demand in the LED industry, Hong Kong-based GCL Group has spelt out the intention to enter the...

Sapphire substrate price leveling out in October

Oct 5, 16:17

The price of sapphire substrates continues to fall due to decreasing demand from LED applications. However, industry sources indicate the price decline has been coming to a slow stop...

LED sapphire substrate firms post poor August sales

Sep 13, 14:04

Major Taiwan-based sapphire substrate makers Crystal Applied Technology, Crystalwise Technology and Tera Xtal Technology have reported sequential declines in revenues of 52%, 44%...

Major sapphire substrate makers post heavy losses in 1H11

Sep 1, 01:20

Three major Taiwan-based sapphire substrate makers Crystalwise Technology, Tera Xtal Technology and Crystal Applied Technology all have posted losses for the first half of 2011 due...

Solar wafer gross margins contract significantly, says SAS president

Aug 31, 12:01

Demand for semiconductor has been steady, according to Doris Hsu, president of Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS). As for the solar businesses, the magnitude of price falls...

LED chipmakers Tekcore, Genesis post mixed results for 1H11

Aug 26, 11:43

LED chipmakers Tekcore and Genesis Photonics have posted mixed results for the first half of 2011, with the former posting a loss of NT$0.68 (US$0.02) per share and the latter enjoying...

Price of sapphire substrates to drop in 4Q11 due to high levels of inventory

Aug 23, 01:00

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...

Sapphire crystal firms see weak July sales

Aug 10, 15:39

Weak demand for LED backlight modules has been affecting upstream sapphire crystal growing and substrate firms. According to industry sources, the price of 2-inch sapphire substrates...

GT Solar announces fiscal 1Q12 results

Aug 4, 13:58

GT Solar International has reported results for its fiscal first-quarter 2012, which ended July 2, 2011.

Sapphire ingots, substrates face large price drops

Jul 20, 14:05

Supply shortages caused the price of sapphire ingots and substrates to increase rapidly in 2010 resulting in high gross margins and revenues for related firms. However, the tide has...

Crystal Applied lowers dividend payout ratio

Jul 20, 01:25

Weak demand in the sapphire substrate market has been causing the price of sapphire ingots and substrates to fall rapidly in third-quarter 2011. To deal with uncertainty in the market,...

Acme 3Q11 revenues to be affected by sapphire ingot subsidiary

Jul 19, 15:49

The third-quarter revenue outlook for passive component maker Acme Electronics is flat as its performance is likely to be affected by a slump at its sapphire ingot subsidiary USI...

3Q11 sapphire ingot prices fall to US$11-13/mm

Jul 13, 11:34

Due to weak demand for LED products, international prices for sapphire ingots have dropped from US$20-22/mm in the second quarter of 2011 to US$11-13/mm in the third quarter, according...

SAS sees decreased June revenues

Jul 8, 11:06

Silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has posted June revenues of NT$1.062 billion (US$36.7 million), decreasing 9.69% on month and 34.73% on year. The accumulated...

Crystal Applied to start production of 4-inch patterned sapphire substrates

Jul 1, 01:15

Taiwan-based sapphire wafer maker Crystal Applied Technology (CAT) has been developing 4-inch patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) and will kick off volume production in August-September...

Digitimes Insight: LED capacity growth to exceed 20% in 3Q11, sapphire substrate price to drop to US$20

Jun 27, 16:40

Many LED firms showcased the latest products and technologies at Photonics Festival in Taiwan 2011 from June 14-16. Here are some observations of the development of the LED market.

New sapphire substrate plant to break ground in July, says SAS

Jun 17, 16:20

Taiwan-based wafer maker, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) stated there is stable demand for semiconductors and a slight return of demand for solar products at its shareholders meeting...

2-inch sapphire wafer prices expected to fall to US$20-25 in 3Q11, 18-20 in 4Q11

Jun 17, 10:25

Quotes for sapphire wafers, for a 2-inch wafer for example, are expected to drop to US$20-25 in the third quarter of 2011 and further to US$18-20 in the fourth quarter, according...

4-inch sapphire substrates to reach 50% of capacity in 2012, says Tera Xtal chairman

Jun 1, 01:20

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...

Price of sapphire ingots continues to fall

May 31, 15:35

Inventory backlogs at downstream firms have been causing the price of sapphire ingots to fall continuously. Sapphire ingots are an upstream material for the LED industry and due to...

China-based solar wafer makers interested in production of sapphire substrates

May 17, 10:26

Many medium to small China-based makers of solar crystalline silicon wafers have reduced or stopped production due to decreased demand, and have actively inquired about investments...

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