Taiwan’s LED Industry Sees Record Growth in July 2014, But Not in Sapphire Substrate Industry

The LED industry showed stable growth in first half of 2014, with conventional peak season arriving in 3Q14, many LED manufacturers July 2014 revenues set new historical records including listed companies Everlight, FOREPI and Lextar. LED upstream sapphire substrate manufacturers revenues were slightly weak last month, with only listed company Crystalwise Technology showing strong revenue income. Other listed sapphire substrate companies including Rigidtech and others have also expanded  production capacity. 
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Crystal Applied Focuses on Expertise to Keep Position As Top Sapphire Substrate Manufacturer

Upholding a positive outlook on smartphone optical and LED application markets large demands, Taiwanese sapphire substrate manufacturer Crystal Applied has kicked off production expansion projects in Yancheng City located in Jiangsu Province in China. As more manufacturers expand production capacity in the industry, finding methods to increase profits will be key to survival, said Chang Chien-ming, Chairman of the company’s Yancheng City branch.
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Rubicon Technology Reports Rising PSS Sales during 2Q14

Rubicon Technology, a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical industries, reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014.
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Production Issues Restrict Apple’s Sapphire Cover iPhone 6 Release, Analyzes LEDinside

Despite Apple’s plans of launching the iPhone 6 in late 2014, optical demands in handheld devices failed to generate price upticks in the sapphire substrate industry, according to LEDinside, a research subdivision of market-research organization TrendForce. 
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Chinese Sapphire Substrates for LED Stock Prices to Continue Upward Climb or Eventually Cool Down?

Sapphire substrate concept stocks have soared lately on China’s A-Shares market, but major international sapphire substrate suppliers stock prices have plunged, according to a China Securities Journal article. Out of the major sapphire substrate manufacturers, U.S. company GT Advanced Technology (GTAT) stock prices were down 10 percent over the last three days, another U.S. company Rubicon also fell 7 percent during the same period, while Korean Sapphire Technology Company has dropped 8 percent over the last five days.
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LEDinside 2013 Global Sapphire Substrate Market Report

Chapter One Overview of sapphire substrate industry  Chapter Two Analysis of supply-side of global sapphire substrate industry Chapter Three Demand analysis of sapphire substrate industry  Chapter Four Supply-Demand Analysis of Global Sapphire Substrate Market  Chapter Five Investigation of Supply Chain Related To Global Sapphire Substrate Chapter Six Investigation of Alternative Technology And Emerging Application Of Sapphire Substrate 
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON CZ Color Line, a product line optimized to deliver maximum punch. “The LUXEON CZ features up to 48% higher punch than any other undomed color LED,” said Jennifer Holland, Product Line Direct... READ MORE

LG Innotek today announced that it has supplied UV LED module for water purifiers to the famous Japanese purifier manufacturer for the past year and achieved the perfect quality of zero defect rate.