Thermal Technology Ships 14 K1 Sapphire Crystal Growers to Europe

Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems, recently shipped 14 K1 HB LED-grade sapphire crystal growers to a customer in Europe.  The K1’s large 90kg sapphire boule is optimized for 4” and 6” cores used in LED production, with 8” cores possible.   “We continue to strengthen our position in the high brightness LED market,” says Matt Mede, Thermal Technology president and CEO.  “Spending time at customers’ facilities throughout the world, I see our competitors sapphire tools unplugged and pushed aside, while ours are in production. The K1’s quality output speaks for itself.”   As Thermal Technology completes sapphire growth protocol transfer at its customers’ facilities, K1 sapphire production has increased dramatically with customers producing large, high quality boules and reporting yields of 4200mm TIE.   Over recent decades, LED lighting technology has developed and commercialized to the point that LEDs are replacing incandescent light bulbs in common lighting applications. Refined LED technology has led to the development of high brightness LEDs (HB LED) used in electronic display backlighting and other high tech applications.  Producing HB LED requires higher quality, single sapphire substrate.   Thermal Technology’s Model K1 crystal grower is intended for HB LED substrate production. To satisfy the demand of the growing high quality sapphire market, Thermal Technology has successfully tripled their Santa Rosa, California manufacturing facility. Thermal Technology is a global manufacturer of advance thermal processing systems, including crystal growth equipment, high temperature laboratory and production furnaces, hot presses and spark plasma as well as direct current sintering systems. Thermal Technology has 60 years of experience with more than 3000 installations in 40 countries.
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Thermal Technology Forms Chinese Service and Technology Center for Crystal Growth Market

Crystal growers manufacturer Thermal Technology has set up their new Service and Technology Center in Dalian, China, to expand company’s growing market share in crystal growth equipment throughout Asia.   The over 60,000 square foot building is owned by Thermal Technology’s business partner, Inteco of Austria, which also operates from this location.  The new facility will house full time, experienced technicians, a complete parts inventory and technical laboratory. Existing customers can expect to receive notification soon regarding how to contact thei...
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Thermal Technology Receives 40-uint Order for K1 Sapphire Crystal Growers

Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems, announced that it signed a 40-unit order for its Model K1 sapphire crystal grower with a customer in Taiwan.  This is Thermal Technology’s largest single order to date, and signifies the company’s credibility and growing presence in the sapphire crystal LED market.     "This new sales order signals continued industry confidence in Thermal Technology’s high-productivity tool for sapphire crystal growth,” says Matt ...
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Thermal Technology’s K1 Produces China’s Largest Commercial-Grade Sapphire Crystal for LEDs

Thermal Technology’s Model K1 sapphire crystal grower was utilized by Hefei Crystalbridge Optoelectronic Materials Co. Ltd. to produce China’s first commercial grade sapphire crystal of nearly 100kg.   Crystalbridge estimates these crystals will yield 4,000mm of “two inch equivalent” (TIE) rods, or about 5,700 high quality 2-inch substrates.  Crystalbridge grew the crystal in14 days, an increase in productivity of more than 25 percent compared to most other Chinese producers.  “Achieving this milestone only one month from...
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Thermal Technology Provides K1 Sapphire Growers to Silian

Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems, finalized a Model K1 sapphire crystal grower sales agreement with Chongqing Silian Optoelectronics Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Silian). "This new sales order signals continued industry acceptance of Thermal Technology’s high-productivity industrial tool for sapphire crystal growth and will benefit both Silian and Thermal Technology going forward,” says Matt Mede, Thermal Technology president and CEO.  Shipments of Silian&rsqu...
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Model K1 Sapphire Crystal Growers Producing LED Substrate Materials

Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems, recently received 59 orders for their Model K1  90 kg sapphire crystal grower from customers in Taiwan, Korea and China.  In total, these growers will produce 5.2 million TIE (two-in-equivalents) per year.  The Model K1 sapphire crystal grower advances beyond the traditional kyropoulos process and out-performs other sapphire crystal growth methods currently being marketed, such as HEM or Bridgman. "I recently returned from our customer&rsqu...
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Thermal Technology Launches Commercial Kyropoulos Crystal Grower

Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of high temperature furnace systems and crystal growth equipment, announced the commercial availability of their 90 kg Kyropoulos sapphire crystal grower.  Several systems are currently in use at a customer’s facility producing 250mm diameter by 400mm long crystals grown in the Kyropoulos method.  The newly designed model K1 Kyropoulos Crystal Grower is suitable for LED substrate production.  The tool's short cycle time makes it the most productive grower commerc
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