The reactor, optimised for cost effective LED manufacturing, is configured so that the only part that needs to be exchanged is the susceptor plate. What’s more, only very minor process tuning factors need to be applied to transfer processes from CRIUS II-L to the new platform.
Third-party testing of the Cree LR24 luminaries against the proposed linear fluorescent found that the LED luminaires emitted 44 percent less heat. The LEDs also contributed a 15 degree rise in ambient temperature rather than the 25 degree increase from the fluorescents when compared to a baseline of no lighting.
Strategy Analytics’ latest report says that 6-inch GaAs epitaxial substrates will be the most prevalent, accounting for slightly more than 80 percent of total device demand over the 2010 to 2015 period.
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 12.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2011 (3Q11), as smartphone growth declined in key mature markets. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 393.7 million units in 3Q11 compared to 348.9 million units in the third quarter of 2010. However, the 12.8% growth was higher than IDC's forecast of 9.3% for the quarter and stronger than the 9.8% growth in 2Q11.
Factors affecting the size of the loss include the firm’s ability to move production to other locations, incrementally increase production at other facilities, and utilise existing inventory to meet customers' needs.