Recently, market research firm Yole Developpement put on a webcast about the sapphire substrate market for LEDs. The webcast featured Yole analyst Philippe Roussel and Rubicon Technology president and CEO, Raja Parvez.
During the webcast Yole’s Roussel shared market data about the significant progress six inch sapphire wafers are making into the LED market. By 2020, Yole expects six inch large diameter sapphire to dominate the market with a 70% market share.
Rubicon’s Parvez walked through Rubicon’s approach to making large diameter sapphire. Parvez highlighted the high barrier to entry to the large diameter market and the need to grow sapphire in an unconstrained environment to maintain quality to maximize yield and throughput to produce the commercial volumes needed to support the high growth LED lighting industry.