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Feb 24th, 2011
Monocrystal ships 8-inch C-plane sapphire substrates to leading LED maker
Monocrystal, announced the shipment of its premium 8-inch C-plane epi-ready sapphire substrates to what the company says is one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers.
The company points out that it was relatively recently that industry players discussed employing larger than 2-inch sapphire substrates for LED production. At that time, the discussion reportedly revolved around advantages and benefits of switching to 3- vs 4-inch substrates. The use of 6-inch sapphire substrates appeared to be quite a remote prospect, and any talk of the 8-inch substrates was mostly a theoretical exercise. The company says that today, however, the world's leading manufacturers already produce LEDs using 6-inch sapphire substrates and they are beginning to approach the use of 8-inch substrates as well.
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