GTAT wins 6" sapphire ingot order from LED substrate maker

Fri, Feb 10, 2012

GT Crystal Systems will supply 500,000 TIE 6" C-plane sapphire cores to Silian, which produces high-quality sapphire substrates for HB-LED manufacturing.

Strategies in Light takeaways: LED expectations for the short- and long-term

Fri, Feb 10, 2012

Jefferies' equity analysts attended the Strategy in Light conference, this week in Long Beach, CA, and report on a challenging LED market with near-term positive boosts.

Lithography, direct-attach LEDs, packaging trends at Strategies in Light Day 3

Fri, Feb 10, 2012

Day 3 of the 2012 Strategies in Light conference continued the LED Manufacturing session. Presenters covered LED manufacture, advanced packaging, metrology and testing, high-performance materials, and other topics, such as dimming. Blogger Michael A. Fury, Techcet Group, reports.

LED cost reduction to come from manufacturing: Strategies in Light

Fri, Feb 10, 2012 The manufacturing conference at Strategies in Light focused on methods for reducing cost through the manufacturing supply chain. Presenters discussed various methods of reducing manufacturing costs, from improved automation and standards implementation, automation to new packaging technologies. L...

Rubicon re-ups sapphire wafer contract with largest customer

Thu, Feb 9, 2012

Rubicon Technology, Inc. (RBCN) entered into a new contract with its largest customer for large-diameter sapphire wafers. Shipments will total at minimum $20 million.

AIXTRON MOCVD tools easier to lease in China with new MSFL alliance

Thu, Feb 9, 2012

Minsheng Financial Leasing (MSFL), China's main non-banking financial institution, formed a strategic alliance with AIXTRON, making fab tool leasing options available to AIXTRON's customers in China.

LED manufacturing highlights from Strategies in Light Day 2

Thu, Feb 9, 2012

Blogger Michael A. Fury, Techcet Group, reports from Day 2 of Strategies in Light: immersing himself in the LEDs manufacturing track of the conference.

2012 Flexible Electronics & Displays: The future is flexible

Wed, Feb 8, 2012

Printed flexible electronics represent the future of sensors, displays, power electronics, and lighting, according to experts at the FlexTech Alliance 2012 Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference & Exhibition.

Seoul Semiconductor keynote at Strategies in Light: Highlights

Wed, Feb 8, 2012

Chung Hoon Lee, CEO of LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor keynoted at Strategies in Light today. Lee’s keynote, "A View from Seoul," marked the first time a Korean LED maker has spoken at the conference. Following are highlights from his talk.

Large-diameter sapphire LED substrates on-trend at Strategies in Light

Wed, Feb 8, 2012

Raja Parvez, president and CEO of Rubicon Technology (RBCN) will speak about the "Move to Larger Diameter Sapphire Substrates" at the Strategies in Light today during the LED Manufacturing track.

Cree's new silicon carbide (SiC) platform cuts initial LED cost

Wed, Feb 8, 2012

Cree Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE) reports doubling the lumens/dollar of light emitting diodes (LEDs) with its new silicon carbide (SiC) LED substrate technology.

Top 10 LED manufacturers in 2011, and shifting regional dominance

Wed, Feb 8, 2012

The global HB-LED market grew from $11.3 billion in 2010 to $12.5 billion in 2011, surging 9.8%, according to Strategies Unlimited. 10 companies accounted for more than 68% of the global LED supply.

UPDATED: Record semiconductor sales in 2011, 2012 outlook

Wed, Feb 8, 2012

The SIA shows 2011 worldwide semiconductor sales hit $299.5 billion, a 0.4% year-on-year increase and new record. Semico Research's forecast for 2012 shows a 10.11% growth in semiconductors revenues over 2011. Barclays Capital and Strategy Analytics also weigh in.

JPSA expands Ultrafast laser machining technology

Wed, Feb 8, 2012

JP Sercel Associates, Inc. (JPSA) expanded its Ultrafast processing capabilities, using Pico-second lasers with innovative laser beam delivery techniques.

Strategies in Light: Day 1, LED Lighting Report, New Start-ups

Wed, Feb 8, 2012

The 2012 Strategies in Light conference kicked off today at the Santa Clara Convention Center with a series of five workshops, two tutorials and one all-day investor forum.

USSOCOM awards eMagin $1M+ to optimize OLED micro display for mass production

Tue, Feb 7, 2012

eMagin was awarded a $1.12 million SBIR contract from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to optimize its WUXGA OLED micro display for mass production.

Plessey acquires CamGaN for GaN-on-Si LED technology

Tue, Feb 7, 2012

Plessey has acquired CamGaN, a University of Cambridge spin-out with novel GaN technology for HB-LEDs on large-area silicon substrates. Plessey will bring the technology into its 6" wafer processing facility in the U.K.

EVG LED mask aligner offers COO improvement in gen-2

Tue, Feb 7, 2012

EVG uncrated the EVG620HBL Gen II fully automated mask alignment system for volume LED manufacturing. The second generation tool offers 55% higher wafer output per square meter of cleanroom space occupied, EVG reports.

SemiLEDs, LG Siltron, Epistar install Veeco MOCVD tools

Tue, Feb 7, 2012

Veeco Instruments (Nasdaq:VECO) reported 3 wins for its TurboDisc K465i GaN MOCVD tool : the same systems will be used for high-volume LED fab, GaN-on-Si research, and Si-based LED development.

Kodak, Heraeus projected capacitive touch screen showcases ITO alternative

Mon, Feb 6, 2012

Eastman Kodak and Heraeus Precious Metals will demonstrate a 3.5" touchscreen panel for cell phone applications using Kodak HCF-225 Film/ESTAR Base as the transparent conductive component at Flexible Electronics & Displays 2012.


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