22 July 2020
Monocrystal receives ‘Outstanding’ performance rating from Osram
Monocrystal Inc of Stavropol, Russia (which manufactures large-diameter sapphire substrates and ingots for LEDs) says that it was assigned the ‘Outstanding’ rank in a 2019 supplier evaluation conducted recently by LED maker Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany.
Monocrystal demonstrated a “high level of strategic cooperation, good quality of communication, service and support, outstanding quality and logistics performance, as well as good technical know-how and willingness to follow Osram’s requirements”.
“Monocrystal dominates the 6-inch sapphire wafer market, with more than 50% market share,” says the firm’s CEO Oleg Kachalov. “Our wafers are essential for enabling applications with evolving technical requirements like mini- and micro-LED,” he adds.
“The LED industry is about to enter a new growth cycle fueled by the mini-LED and micro-LED applications,” notes Osram’s Material Procurement senior director Stephan Maurer. “As competition increases, we will continue to develop new products exceeding the needs of our customers,” he adds. “Aligning our supply chain to our R&D and cost-reduction programs will be crucial for our success. Monocrystal has been our integration partner for three years. Since then, we have had Monocrystal involved in several of our R&D [projects].”