Monocrystal Introduces 10-inch Sapphire Substrates for LEDs
The Russian based firm says that currently sapphire substrates are used for more than 90% of GaN LED chips produced by the industry. This latest development should provide higher cost savings to LED manufacturers.
Monocrystal, a leading manufacturer of electronic materials for LED and solar industries is now marketing innovative ultra-large 10-inch C-plane epi-ready sapphire substrates.
The LED industry continues shifting to larger diameter substrates as it strives to achieve higher cost savings and to increase production throughput of quality LED chips to bring LED lighting closer to its widespread use.
Driven by its strong commitment to technology innovation for sustainability, Monocrystal continues developing next generation large-diameter sapphire wafer technology.
“We were ahead of competition with our best in class 8-inch sapphire substrates for LED and RFIC applications. Now, the introduction of innovative 10-inch LED sapphire substrates clearly demonstrates that Monocrystal is well positioned to support the growing market demands and expands LED industry prospects. This further strengthens Monocrystal position of technology and industry leader,” said Oleg Kachalov, CEO of the company.
Monocrystal says that currently sapphire substrates are used for more than 90% of GaN LED chips produced by the industry, including high-brightness devices used for LED lighting products. Compared with conventional incandescent lamps, LED lamps consume up to 90% less energy, and their lifetime is upto 50 times longer. Due to their unique features, LEDs also have become increasingly adopted in other applications, such as mobile devices, displays, traffic lights, car lighting and interiors.
Monocrystal is a leading supplier of sapphire products for LED and metallization pastes for solar industry. The company’s product portfolio includes large diameter sapphire substrates for LED and RFIC applications and screen printing pastes for silicon wafer based solar cells, including lead-free pastes. The company exports more than 95% percent of its products to more than 25 countries worldwide.