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Monocrystal introduced world’s first 350 kg KY sapphire crystal
Monocrystal demonstrated the world’s first 350 kg KY sapphire crystal. The 350 kg crystal is a part of Monocrystal’s technological roadmap, aimed at enabling higher crystal uniformity, more efficient large diameter ingot throughput for LED, and size-sensitive optical applications. Low bubble content, which is crucial for ultra-large sapphire products, has successfully been achieved with the 350 kg crystal.
Monocrystal announces full year results for 2016
Monocrystal announced its results for the full year ended December 31, 2016. Monocrystal once again successfully confirmed its position as a global technological leader. Monocrystal’s shipments into sapphire segment grew by 18% year-on-year. This translated into a dominant market share of 33% on sapphire for LED market.
Monocrystal achieves a momentous milestone: 5 million large diameter wafers
Monocrystal shipped its 5 millionth four-inch equivalent (FIE) sapphire wafer. Large diameter wafers have recently become a mainstream product, driven by LED makers’ immediate benefit from a 30% increase in MOCVD reactor throughput and higher binning yields. At the same time, sapphire wafer shape and cleanness are crucial in achieving high epitaxial yields and getting the benefits of using large diameters.