2017-12-11

Monocrystal Rated as “Integration Partner” by OSRAM

Monocrystal, specializing in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, received the status of “Integration Partner”, thus reaching the highest possible supplier grade with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH.
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2017-07-26

Monocrystal Delivers 150-millionth TIE

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, celebrates the shipment of its 150-millionth two-inch equivalent product.
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2017-04-26

Monocrystal Facilitates Micro LED Development with Its New Ultra-Clean Sapphire Wafers

Monocrystal, a specialist in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, announced the release of its new Ultra-Clean sapphire wafers.
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2017-03-13

Monocrystal Introduced World’s First 350 Kg KY Sapphire Crystal

Monocrystal, a Russian manufacturer specializing in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, recently demonstrated the world’s first 350 kg KY sapphire crystal.
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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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2016-07-27

Russian President Vladimir Putin Visits Monocrystal’s Booth

On July 21, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) held a Forum and an Innovation Exhibition at the VDNH (the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) in Moscow.  One of the largest expositions at the show was that of Monocrystal’s, which demonstrated sapphire epi-polished wafers for LEDs, sapphire screens for smartphones, and metallization pastes for solar cell manufacturing. 
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2016-06-22

Monocrystal Signs Partnership with Russian State Corporation Bank

Monocrystal, a leading supplier of synthetic sapphire and PV metallization pastes to the world market, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Russian state corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs VEB during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016. The document implies VEB’s investment in the significant expansion of Monocrystal’s production capacity.
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2016-04-22

Monocrystal to Double Polishing Capacity in 2016

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, today announced its plans to significantly increase its polishing capacity by the end of 2016.
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2016-04-12

Monocrystal: Sapphire Industry Enters Restructure Phase

The sapphire industry has never been the same since Apple dropped sapphire screens in iPhone 6 in 2014, followed with the bankruptcy of GTAT in October the same year. Things have been rough and hard for the sapphire industry over the last three years, as it enters a restructure phase, said Jerry Chen, General Manager, Taiwan, Monocrystal during a press conference held by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) at Taipei World Trade Center Club, Taiwan on Tuesday.
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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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2015-04-08

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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2015-04-01

Monocrystal Ready to Take on LED and Mobile Device Market

There are dozens of manufacturers in the global sapphire manufacturing market, but only tier one manufacturers are capable of supplying good quality sapphire ingots including Kyocera, Namiki, Monocrystal, DK AZTEC, USIO, Harbin Aurora Optoelectronics and Silan Opto. Leading sapphire manufacturers have launched production expansion plans to meet LED and non-LED market demands. LEDinside had an opportunity to interview Monocrystal Marketing Director Ludmila Zubova at TILS 2015 last week.
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2013-10-21

Monocrystal:Sapphire Substrate 1Q14 Price to Increase - LEDforum 2013

The increased demand for sapphire substrates in non LED applications including for smartphone camera lens caps plus home button covers, the supply and demand situation has had a turnaround.
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2013-09-23

Mobile Devices Drive up Demand for LED and Sapphire Substrate

Apple has yet again swept the market with the launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. The new cell phones have acted as a propeller for sapphire substrate manufacturers and LED manufacturers with the introduction of new fingerprint recognition technology. This has significantly increased the demand in sapphire substrate.
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2013-02-26

Monocrystal Supports Emerging Optical Markets with 12 -inch Sapphire Windows

Monocrystal introduces ultra-large high quality sapphire window. Advancements in the development of its proprietary crystal growing technology allow Monocrystal to meet increasing demand from the emerging optical markets for large size sapphire windows and blanks up to 12 inches. Advancements in modified KY method make it possible for Monocrystal to grow 120 kg sapphire crystals on scale. This technological advantage enables Monocrystal to offer a wide range of optical products which were not available on the market before. “We are happy to be the company pushing the...
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2011-02-23

Monocrystal Announces Strong Financial Results for FY 2010

Monocrystal, a leading manufacturer of electronic materials for LED and solar industries, today announced preliminary[1] financial results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. Consolidated revenue for full year 2010 totaled US$153.0 million, an increase of 204% compared to the revenue of US$50.3 million in 2009. Gross profit grew 452% up to US$89.6 million from US$16.2 million a year ago. Net income skyrocketed to US54.1 million from US$4.7 million, an increase of 1,051%. OIBDA was US$81.8 million, 448% higher than OIBDA of US$14.9 million in 2009.  
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2011-02-18

Monocrystal Advances into Land of 8-inch Sapphire Substrate

Monocrystal, a leading manufacturer of electronic materials for LED and solar industries, announced today shipment of its premium 8-inch C-plane epi-ready sapphire substrates to one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers. It was almost a recent discussion of LED industry players and experts concerning the possibilities for the industry of employing larger than 2-inch sapphire substrates for LED production.
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2010-12-09

Monocrystal expands LED industry prospects by introducing 10-inch sapphire substrate

Monocrystal, a leading manufacturer of electronic materials for LED and solar industries, announced availability of the company’s innovative ultra-large 10-inch C-plane epi-ready sapphire substrate. Monocrystal’s 10-inch sapphire substrate vs 2-inch sapphire substrate Source: Monocrystal
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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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