Since LED Chip Manufacturers Raised Utilization Rate, Sapphire Substrate Price Slightly Decreased

According to the latest “2013 Global Sapphire Substrate Market Report” published by the LEDinside research department of TrendForce global market research institute, the price declines of 2-inch and 4-inch sapphire substrate have slowed down in 1Q13, while there are even some signs on certain low market prices slightly rebound. 

Benefited from lighting and backlight market demand in 1H13, LED chip manufacturers raised their utilization rate, also encouraged sapphire substrate market demand. Besides, there are even some signs on certain low market prices slightly rebound. Take the price of 2-inch sapphire substrate (CSS) as an example, the price has come back to around US$6.8~7. In addition, the 4-inch sapphire substrate (CSS) price stayed at USD30~35. Although LED chip manufacturers consistently increased the 4-inch sapphire substrate production ratio, and raised the demand on 4-inch sapphire substrate, there is the room for sapphire substrate manufacturer to get the profit. Therefore, the recent 4-inch sapphire substrate price remained stable.    

LEDinside further indicated that the sapphire substrate industry has a great production expansion plan for two years, which caused the oversupply situation in the industry. However, it is still difficult to solve the oversupply problem in the short term, if the sapphire substrate capacity is only digested by LED market application. Therefore, non-LED market demand has been generally getting much attention. Observed from every sapphire substrate manufacturer’s expansion plan in 2013, most are increasing capacity for non-LED market application. Generally speaking, mergers and acquisitions still happen in the sapphire substrate industry. With increasing non-LED market demand, there might be chance to see a boom market trend in the sapphire substrate, which had happened in 2010. 

[Figure]4-inch CSS and PSS Price Trends

  source: LEDinside

Chapter One Overview of sapphire substrate industry 

  • Section 1 History of Technology Development in Sapphire Substrate industry 
  • Section 2 Sapphire Substrate Production Process Flow
  • Section 3 Investigation of Mainstream Sapphire Ingot Technology

Chapter Two Analysis of supply-side of global sapphire substrate industry

  • Section 1 Supply chain distribution of sapphire substrate industry – overview of vertical integration manufacturers, overview of professional specialization manufacturers 
  • Section 2 Sapphire ingot manufacturers’ production capacities 
  • Section 3 Sapphire Substrate manufacturers’ production capacities
  • Section 4 Patten Sapphire Substrate manufacturers’ production capacities

Highlight: industry category, TIE monthly production capacity, product dimension, major customer

Chapter Three Demand analysis of sapphire substrate industry 

  • Section 1 MOCVD Installation Volume Forecast
  • Section 2 2011-2016 Worldwide LED Epi Wafer Production Volume Forecast
  • Section 3 CSS And PSS Supply Chain For LED Chip Manufacturers-Europe and the US, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China
  • Section 4 Major LED Chip Manufacturers Overview


  1. Major Chip Manufacturer’s Wafer Size Development in 2013
  2. CSS And PSS Supply Chain For LED Chip Manufacturers-Europe and the US, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China 
  3. Taiwanese Manufacturers – Business Income, Product Mix, Company Overview, Operating Status, Investment Status in China, Product Technology, SWOT Analysis, and MOCVD Installation Volume.
  4. Chinese Manufacturers - Business Income, Product Mix, Company Overview, Operating Status, and MOCVD Installation Volume

Chapter Four Supply-Demand Analysis of Global Sapphire Substrate Market 

  • Section 1 Sapphire Substrate Price And Pattern Sapphire Substrate Price 
  • Section 2 Supply and Demand of Sapphire Substrate For LED Industry
  • Section 3 Market Value Of Sapphire Substrate and PSS 


  1. Sapphire Substrate Price (2” & 4” & 6”) And Pattern Sapphire Substrate Price (2” & 4”): 
  2. Sapphire Substrate Capacity And Shipment (LED & Non-LED) / URT Analysis
  3. Sapphire Substrate Market Value And Pattern Sapphire Substrate Market Value / PSS Penetration Rate Analysis

Chapter Five Investigation of Supply Chain Related To Global Sapphire Substrate 

  • Section 1 Overview of Raw Materials Of Sapphire Substrate
  • Section 2 Overview of Sapphire Crystal Growth Furnace 

Chapter Six Investigation of Alternative Technology And Emerging Application Of Sapphire Substrate 

  • Section 1 Investigation of Alternative Material of Sapphire Substrate
  • Section 2 Investigation of Emerging Application of Sapphire Substrate
  • Section 3 Sapphire Substrate Market Value For Non-LED Applications


  1. Investigation of Alternative Material of Sapphire Substrate: GaN on GaN、GaN on Si
  2. Sapphire Substrate Market Demand Forecast For Window Film And SoS Applications
  3. Sapphire Substrate Market Demand Forecast For Smartphone Application 

Published Date: June 30, 2013

Language: English 

Format: Electronic File 

Page: 161


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