2016-12-22

Meller Optics Manufactures Sapphire Lens for Drones

Custom configured sapphire optics that are more durable than other materials for the rising use of drones in commercial and military applications are available from Meller Optics of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2016-10-26

Meller Optics Develops Sapphire Waveplates for IR Polarization Control

Custom manufactured low order sapphire waveplates that extend IR polarization control into the infrared, beyond fused silica optical waveplates, are available from Meller Optics of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2014-08-12

Fukuda Crystal Laboratory’s 2” SCAM Crystal Might Replace Sapphire Substrates in the Future

Japan’s Fukuda Crystal Laboratory has successfully developed a 50 mm (about 2-inch) ScAlMgO4 (SCAM) crystal, according to a Chinese-language Nikkei Technology report.
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2014-01-20

Dageon Sapphire Substrate Equipment Maker Offers Cost Advantage Solution In Response To 4”~6” Wafer Production

South Korea-based Dageon Technology founded in 2000, the president Mr.Son previously had worked for LG Silitron for 12 years. For most manufacturing machines have to be imported from abroad, Dageon began to research and develop manufacturing machines, in order to contribute to the sapphire substrate market development.
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2013-11-28

LEDinside: LED Lighting and Smartphone Applications Demands Leads to Sapphire Substrate Manufacturers Production Expansions

Spurred by LED lighting and mobile device market demands, sapphire substrate manufacturers have been actively expanding their production capacity, according to TrendForce subsidiary LEDinside’s “Global Sapphire Substrate Market 2013” research report. The top five sapphire ingot manufacturers for instance, have seen 2-inch equiv. sapphire substrate monthly production capacity grow by 75% to 7800Kmm compared to 2012.
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2013-10-24

GTAT Optimistic About Drive in ASF Demands By Non-LED Applications

The imbalance in sapphire substrate supply and demand is being overcome by increased demands in LED lighting applications and strong demands for non-LED applications. GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is optimistic about the rapid growth in smartphone demands for sapphire substrates.  As a result, the company’s Advanced Sapphire Furnace (ASF) might grow and expand production capacity in the future.
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Osram Opto Semiconductors is expanding its Oslon Black family for the infrared range with six new automotive IREDs. The 850 nm versions are intended for exterior applications such as night vision, pedestrian protection, pre-field recognition a... READ MORE

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