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ARC Energy Delivers 100th CHES Furnace For Sapphire Crystal Growth

The highly automated “c-axis” growth furnaces are used to produce sapphire boules, and significantly drive down the cost of producing LEDs.

Provider of innovative c-axis sapphire growth technologies and turnkey solutions for the LED solid-state lighting, Advanced RenewableEnergy Company, (ARC Energy), has shipped its 100th CHES Furnace.

ARC Energy’s highly automated, leading-edge c-axis sapphire growth technology is generating tremendous demand worldwide, and is being used by leading LED manufacturers throughout Asia.

By significantly increasing material utilisation and efficiency for sapphire manufacturers, ARC Energy says its products enable semiconductor volume production and commercialisation of cost effective, large diameter sapphire wafers for LED applications.

“ARC Energy’s vision from the beginning was to create an innovative technology to address the world’s energy problems. Our unique approach achieves that vision by significantly driving down the cost of producing LEDs, benefiting consumers worldwide," said Kedar Gupta, ARC Energy’s co-founder and chief executive officer.

“The delivery of our 100th furnace shows that our products have wide market acceptance and that our mission is being realised. We are excited about this opportunity to help revolutionise the LED industry, and are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service while maintaining a leadership position in solid-state lighting technology," he continued.

Designed specifically for LED applications, ARC Energy’s CHES Furnaces are highly automated “c-axis" growth furnaces that are used to produce sapphire boules. Cores from these crystals are turned into LED wafers, and finally into the high brightness and ultra-high brightness LED chips that are used in LED backlighting, general lighting, and automotive and signage applications.
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