2017-09-14

What the iPhone X Means for LED Industry

Well, it is not much of a surprise that the design and features of the iPhone X are largely in line with expectations. It, different from all previous iPhones, sports a full screen OLED display with a bit of ‘bangs’, where Apple puts the sensors, cameras, and the speaker. “For more than a decade, our intention has been to create an iPhone that is all display. The iPhone X is the realization of that vision,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer.
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2017-02-15

Monocrystal Announces Full Year Results For 2016

Monocrystal, a major manufacturer in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, today announced its results for the full year ended December 31, 2016.
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2016-11-29

Monocrystal achieves a momentous milestone: 5 million large diameter wafers

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, shipped its 5 millionth four-inch equivalent (FIE) sapphire wafer. Large diameter wafers have recently become a mainstream product, driven by LED makers’ immediate benefit from a 30% increase in MOCVD reactor throughput and higher binning yields. At the same time, sapphire wafer shape and cleanness are crucial in achieving high epitaxial yields and getting the benefits of using large diameters.
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2015-09-30

LEDinside:Weaker LED Demands Drives Down Sapphire Prices More than 30% YoY

The average monthly price of sapphire has fallen by more than 30% year on year this September, according to the latest 2015 Global Sapphire and LED Chip Market Report by LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. This decline is the result of suppliers expanding their production capacities despite the weaker-than-expected demand.
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2015-07-14

Monocrystal Achieves 300 Kg Grade Sapphire Growth with KY Method

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, recently produced the world’s first 300 kg KY crystal.
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2015-06-04

LEDinside 2015 Global Sapphire and LED Chip Market Report

Chapter 3: PSS specification trend, major equipment vendors in LED and handheld industries Chapter 4: Major 29 sapphire manufacturers movement are stressed, covering capacity, major customers, business status. Amongst, 12 Chinese sapphire manufacturers are covered. Chapter 5: imprint PSS price trend are included
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2015-05-08

Mobile Application Growth Helps Rubicon Technology Reduces Losses in 1Q15

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical industries, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015.
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2014-05-08

GTAT Sapphire Revenue Dips as Apple-Sponsored Sapphire Plant Ramps up Production

GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) released their first fiscal quarter results on Wednesday, which ended on March 29, 2014. GTAT has seen a slight drop in revenue as its joint project with Apple in Arizona gears up to become fully operational by the end of this year. 
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2013-06-03

Rubicon Technology and IMS Research Publish White Paper Highlighting “Opportunities for Sapphire”

New White Paper Examines the LED Market and Emerging Markets for Sapphire  Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN) a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical industries, today announced the publication of a new white paper that examines markets that leverage the highly versatile material, sapphire. “Opportunities for Sapphire,” based on research from IMS Research, takes an in-depth look at the demand for sapphire in key markets. IMS Research is a leading provider of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry and is part of IHS Inc.  Sapphire has emerged as a versatile material in a range of industries for many varied applications. Sapphire’s inherent physical attributes for durability, light transmission, chemical inertness and thermal
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2013-05-21

Rubicon Technology Relaunches Web Site to Showcase Rubicon’s Market Leadership and Innovation

Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN) a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical markets, today announced that it has relaunched its website to reflect the company’s focus on market leadership, innovation and expanding markets. The web site will feature new and expanded content about Rubicon’s innovations and vertically integrated approach to the production of sapphire as well as sapphire applications in the LED, semiconductor and optical markets. Online visitors can visit Rubicon at a new URL, www.rubicontechnology.com.  Rubicon is the world’s largest, most experienced and most reliable provider of large-diameter ......
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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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2010-11-05

Sapphire price for 4Q10 is thought to go up to 40%

Recently, affected from tight supply, it is said that sapphire as a material for making LED chips price may reach 40% in 4Q10. Market estimated that sapphire ingot shipments for 2010 would reach 22 million millimeters (mm) from 17 million mm in 2009 and shipments for 2011would be projected to total 35-37 million mm.
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2009-09-15

Rubicon Technology to Showcase Large Diameter Sapphire Products at LED Japan/Strategies in Light Conference

Rubicon Technology, Inc. announced Monday it would exhibit large diameter sapphire products for LED wafer production, including the 200 kg sapphire Super Boule, at the upcoming LED Japan/Strategies in Light Conference in Yokohama, Japan, held on September 16 and 17, 2009. Conference attendees can visit Rubicon in Booth M4.
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2009-06-01

Advanced Substrate Demand to Grow for Gallium-Nitride Devices

A new report from Strategies Unlimited says that increasing demand for blue-violet laser diodes, UV LEDs, and other devices will provide significant growth of advanced substrates such as GaN and AlN.
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2008-08-13

New Breakthrough Form Low-Cost LED Lighting

Recently, the researchers at Purdue University say they have overcome an obstacle to producing low-cost LED lighting. LED lighting is touted as more energy efficient than incandescent lighting and contains no mercury like that found in compact fluorescent lights.
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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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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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