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IHS Predicts Non-Tradition Uses of Sapphire and LED Demand are Will Drive a Jump in Sapphire Demand

IHS predicts that increased non-traditional uses of sapphire and the increasing production of LEDs for lighting will lead to a jump in sapphire demand. Apple and other smartphone makers have begun using transparent sapphire substrates in covers for camera lenses, home buttons, and displays because they are more scratch-resistant than …

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GaAs Device Market Posts Slight Growth for 2012 with Additional Growth Predicted

According to Strategy Analytics, a strong close to 2012 allowed the GaAs device market to eke out a small gain and record revenue for the year. This growth was primarily the result of the cellular segment, while most other segments for GaAs devices were flat or declining for the year. …

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Strategy Analytics Predicts GaAs Bulk Substrate Market Drop in 2012

Strategy Analytics (“SA”) reports demand for semi-insulating GaAs bulk substrates has declined because of slow growth in the gallium arsenide (GaAs) device market in 2012, combined with new developments and competitive technologies in cellular power amplifiers. Additionally, SA says that wafer pricing is returning to normal levels after a pricing …

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IHS Forecasts Machine Shipments Will Rise Despite LED ‘Oversupply’

Market research firm IHS predicts that sales for MOCVD equipment will increase 17 percent, to 221 machines, in 2013, despite an expected surplus of LED die exceeding demand by 69%. IHS asserts that due to government incentives and optimism about a lighting business boom, suppliers are increasing their capital spending …

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Market for GaN and SiC Power Semiconductors to Rise By Factor of 18 from 2012 to 2022, According to IMS Research

IMS Research predicts that the market for Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) power semiconductors will grow to 18 times its current size during the next ten years fueled by demand from power supplies, photovoltaic (PV) inverters and industrial motor drives. Worldwide revenue from sales of SiC and GaN …

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Compound Semiconductor Industry Still Struggling Despite Some Growth, Strategy Analytics Says

Strategy Analytics reports that the compound semiconductor industry showed sequential revenue growth in the second quarter of calendar 2012, but compound semiconductor market revenues are only up slightly compared to 2011. SA says that despite sequential revenue increases, most of the companies it followed are struggling compared to 2011 revenues …

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Bulk GaN to Become Competitive with Silicon in Price Performance Ratio by 2020 with GaN Price Drop, Lux Research Predicts

Lux Research forecasts that by 2020 gallium nitride (GaN) costs will drop enough to become competitive with silicon based on performance. The company notes that Bulk GaN costs about $1,900 or more for a two-inch substrate, compared with only $25 to $50 for a far larger six-inch silicon substrate. However, …

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