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  • Last update: Wednesday 11 June 2014 [32 news items]

Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers take up 28.6% of MOCVD in operation globally in May

Jun 11, 15:54

There were 1,917 MOCVD sets in operation globally in May 2014 and Taiwan-based LED makers accounted for 28.6% of the number, followed by Japan-based makers with 23.8%, China-based...

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...

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...

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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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.

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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Sapphire ingot prices to fall to US$14-15/mm in 3Q11

Jun 24, 11:33

Prices for sapphire ingots, a material for making LED chips, have declined more than 20% to less than US$20/mm in the second quarter of 2011, according to industry sources. Prices...

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...

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...

Crystalwise expanding in-house production of sapphire ingots

May 16, 10:30

Crystalwise Technology (CWT), a Taiwan-based maker of sapphire wafers used to make LED epitaxial wafers and chips, has invested US$13 million to set up a sapphire ingot factory in...

Three of four sapphire wafer makers see April revenues down sequentially

May 11, 01:25

Crystal Applied Technology (CAT), among four Taiwan-based makers of sapphire wafers used to make LED chips, was the only one to see April 2011 revenues grow on quarter, according...

Patterned sapphire substrate wafers expected to account for 50% of the market in 2011

May 5, 12:14

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...

Crystalwise to debut on Taiwan OTC market

May 5, 01:40

LED sapphire wafer manufacturer Crystalwise Technology has gained approval to list on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) market, and expects to make its debut in the first half of...

Wafer Works Optronics to ramp up sapphire ingot capacity

Apr 29, 14:12

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...

SAS to expand sapphire capacity

Apr 29, 14:07

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...

Wafer Works Optronics to double sapphire wafer capacity in 2011

Apr 25, 10:28

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...

Sapphire ingot prices sustainable for 2Q11

Mar 25, 10:49

Sapphire ingot prices are unlikely to drop in the second quarter of 2011, on rising demand for LED-backlit and lighting applications, according to industry sources in Taiwan. Prices...

Lextar produces 6-inch LED epitaxial wafers

Dec 24, 02:00

Lextar Electronics has announced the production of its first 6-inch LED epitaxial wafer, while Epistar is expected to adopt 6-inch wafers to its production process in mid-2011.

SAS looks to semi, sapphire wafers for 2011 growth

Dec 23, 01:05

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) expects sales of sapphire wafer materials to account for 5-6% of revenues in 2011 compared to about 2% estimated for 2010, according to company...

Prices for sapphire ingots to rise 40% in 4Q10

Nov 4, 11:21

Prices for sapphire ingots, a material for making LED chips, are set to rise 40% in the fourth quarter, according to industry sources. Due to tight supply, prices have gone up since...

SAS to push ahead construction of new plants

Sep 24, 10:21

Sino American Silicon (SAS) plans to complete construction of three new plants for its silicon, solar and sapphire wafer lines each in three years instead of five years as originally...

Sapphire ingot supply to remain tight in 4Q10, says Acme executive

Aug 16, 15:18

The supply of sapphire ingots will remain tight in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to Wu Hsien-tsung, president of sapphire ingot and ferric core maker Acme Electronics.

Sapphire substrates for LED in shortage

Apr 23, 16:00

Sapphire substrates for LED chip production is in shortage and the supply will remain short until the end of 2010, according to market sources.

SAS semi, solar and sapphire wafer capacity booked up in 1Q10

Feb 2, 14:15

Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) expects to continue running at full utilization for semiconductor silicon wafers, solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, as well...

Solar wafer maker SAS expanding capacity

Aug 7, 13:14

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), a Taiwan-based maker of solar-grade silicon wafers, is expanding its annual production capacity to 380MWp (megawatt-peak) equivalents, with expansion...

Epistar and Formosa seeing no shortages of sapphire substrates

Jul 17, 14:58

LED chipmakers Epistar and Formosa Epitaxy are not seeing shortages of sapphire substrates, according to the companies.

Ferrite core maker Acme gearing up for LED components

Jul 16, 16:33

Taiwan-based ferrite core maker Acme Electronics, which has diversified into producing sapphire ingots, has said shipments of its sapphire ingots have grown substantially since the...

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