2016-09-13

[Breaking News] Rubicon Shuts Down Malaysia Facility

Rubicon Technology announced plans to cease all production activities and shut down its Penang, Malaysia facility. Production activities at the Penang facility are expected to cease by Nov. 30, 2016, with the shutdown of the facility to be completed by the end of the year. The Company’s Malaysia facility has been primarily engaged in producing polished and patterned substrates for the LED market and the decision was made in order for the Company to focus on the optical and industrial sapphire market for the foreseeable future.
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2016-08-11

Rubicon Revenue Dips in 2Q16, Shifts Away from LEDs and Smartphone Sector

Rubicon Technology, a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, optical and semiconductor industries, reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016.
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2015-08-07

Despite Strong PSS Growth Rubicon Reports Lower than Expected 2Q15 Revenue

Rubicon Technology (Rubicon), a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical industries, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015 and announced the signing of a resource sharing agreement with another sapphire polisher aimed at more rapidly reducing polishing costs.
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2015-05-04

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd Files Class Action Suit Against Rubicon

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Robbins Geller”) (//www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/rubicon/) announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of purchasers of Rubicon Technology, Inc. (“Rubicon”) (NASDAQ:RBCN) common stock in the Company’s public offering on or about March 19, 2014 (the “Offering”).
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2015-04-21

Rubicon to Showcase Largest Sapphire Window Ever Produced at SPIE DSS

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor and optical markets, today announced that it will be showcasing the largest sapphire window ever produced at the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing 2015 exhibition from April 20-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center in booth #1108. Very large, thick sapphire windows are in demand for defense, aerospace and optical applications.
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2015-04-08

TILS 2015 Overview: Manufacturers Strive for Balance Between Cost and Efficiency

Taiwan International Lighting Show 2015 organized by Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA) successfully concluded on March 28, 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan.
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2014-09-18

Rubicon Technology Announces Change in Executive Leadership

Rubicon Technology announced that Raja Parvez will step down as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Board has appointed William Weissman, currently CFO, as interim CEO to ensure a smooth transition and to lead Rubicon’s executive team. Chairman Don Aquilano will lead a Board search for a permanent CEO with the assistance of a leading executive search firm.
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2014-02-13

Rubicon to Showcase Large-Diameter PSS for the LED Market at LED Korea 2014

Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical markets, announced that it will showcase large-diameter patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) as well as its line of 6”polished sapphire wafers for the LED industry at LED Korea 2014 at COEX, Seoul, Korea, February 12-14, 2014. Rubicon will exhibit its line of sapphire products in Booth #4707.
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2013-10-30

Rubicon Technology Launches First Commercial Line of Large Diameter Patterned Sapphire Substrates for the LED Industry

Rubicon announced the launch of the first commercial line of large diameter patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) in four-inch through eight-inch diameters. This new product line provides LED chip manufacturers with a ready-made source of large diameter PSS to serve the needs of the rapidly growing LED general lighting industry.
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2013-03-29

Rubicon Granted Asymmetrical Wafer Configuration Patent

Rubicon has been granted its "Asymmetrical Wafer Configurations and Method for Creating the Same,” U.S. Patent No. 8,389,099 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent covers the creation of visual and tactile indicators to make sapphire wafers asymmetric according to their crystalline orientation. Sapphire wafers have a specific orientation that is invisible to the naked eye. Rubicon has developed a simple and elegant process to make wafers appear asymmetrical via visual or tactile inspection. This is important as LE...
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2013-02-05

Rubicon Technology to Showcase Large Sapphire Windows at Photonics West 2013

Rubicon to display industry-leading, very large, defect-free sapphire for optical applications in a wide range of industries Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN) announced that it will showcase its line of optical products for use in defense and aerospace, instrumentation and analytical processing, sensors and detectors, semiconductor process equipment, and medical and laser applications at the Photonics West Exhibition, February 5-7 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The company will showcase a very large 12-inch sapphire window in booth #2200 ...
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2013-01-29

Rubicon Ships 400,000 Large Dimension Sapphire Wafers

Rubicon Technology has shipped totally 400,000 large diameter sapphire wafers to LED and SoS/RFIC manufacturers. Sapphire is a key building block for LEDs used in HDTVs, laptops, smart phones and tablets. Another significant market for sapphire is Silicon-on-Sapphire (SoS) Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFICs). SoS RFIC chips deliver high RF performance with low power consumption, a small form factor, and significantly reduced crosstalk in antenna applications that are pervasive in smart phones and other consumer devices. Rubicon claims...
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2012-08-07

Rubicon Orders Zeta 300 Series Optical Profiler for Sapphire Production

Rubicon Technology has placed an order of multiple units of the Zeta 300 series optical profiler from San Jose based Zeta Instruments for its sapphire substrate and wafer production. The company will use the Zeta-300 series optical profilers for inspection and metrology of sapphire substrates to help improve wafer yield and lower costs for their LED customers. Zeta 300 optical profiler   Zeta's novel high-precision metrology systems have gained strong traction across the LED industry for cost-effective advanced functionality. The latest Zeta-300 series...
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2010-12-20

Rubicon Sets up Malaysia Facility to Produce Large Diameter Sapphire Wafers

The vertically-integrated manufacturer , Rubicon is opening a plant in Penang, Malaysia,to further demonstrate its leadership role in the production of high quality, large diameter sapphire wafers. The Malaysia facility combined with Rubicon's new crystal growth facility in Batavia, IL have been established to deliver the sapphire capacity necessary to support the growing demand for LEDs in the consumer electronics and general lighting industries.
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2010-12-08

Rubicon high revenues benefit from sapphire wafer’s price rose

US-based sapphire wafer manufacturer Rubicon Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: RBCN) was enjoying sapphire wafers for the LED market price increasing and was paying more attention to own production capacity. In 3Q10, Rubicon's overall revenue grew by 30% sequentially to $20.5 million. Only in the LED market alone, revenue was $19.4 million, up 39% compared with $14 million in 2Q.
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2010-11-09

Rubicon Technology Celebrates 1st Sapphire from Batavia Facility, Supporting Growing Demand for LEDs Worldwide

Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN), a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, today celebrated the completion of the first sapphire boule produced in the company’s newest facility. Located in Batavia, IL, the new 135,000 square foot sapphire crystal manufacturing facility was established to increase capacity to support the growing demand for LEDs (light emitting diodes) in the consumer electronics and general lighting industries.
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2010-02-18

Rubicon Technology, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2009 Results

Rubicon Technology, Inc. , a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, reported financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009.
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2009-11-04

Rubicon Technology Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results and Outlines Two Year Expansion Plan

Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN), a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, Tuesday reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2009.
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2008-10-21

Rubicon Focuses on Shift to Larger Diameter Sapphire Substrates

It’s reported that Raja Parvez, CEO of Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products, discussed the importance of the shift in the LED industry to larger diameter sapphire substrates in order to speed adoption of LEDs into high volume, high performance, green applications such as commercial lighting and large area display backlighting units.
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2008-08-12

LED market predicted to grow above 20% pear year, says Rubicon

Recently, at Rubicon Technology’s 2Q08 earnings conference call with industry analysts, the company's president and CEO discussed the future of the LED market. 
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