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29 January 2013

Rubicon ships 400,000th six-inch sapphire wafer

Rubicon Technology Inc of Bensenville, IL, USA, which makes monocrystalline sapphire substrates and products for the LED, RFIC, semiconductor and optical industries, says it has shipped a total of 400,000 six-inch sapphire wafers to LED manufacturing and SoS/RFIC markets.

“This latest milestone demonstrates Rubicon’s continuing leadership in the volume delivery of high quality large-diameter sapphire wafers,” said Raja M. Parvez, president and CEO of Rubicon Technology.  “Our emphasis on vertical integration – achieving cost efficiencies and control of sapphire production – enables us to scale production and ensures our customers an unparalleled, reliable supply of high quality, large diameter sapphire wafers that meet their unique and exacting specifications. Rubicon’s capabilities are increasingly important as LED manufacturers seek to reduce costs throughout the manufacturing process to make LED-based lighting more affordable for consumers and encourage adoption worldwide.” 

Rubicon says that IMS Research estimates the overall LED market will be nearly $10.9bn in 2012, with $2.9bn in lighting. 

Tags: Rubicon Sapphire substrates


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