Advance in Sapphire Substrates
Based in Stavropol, Russia, Monocrystal, a manufacturer of electronic materials for the LED and solar industries, announced in February that it shipped its 8-in. C-plane epi-ready sapphire substrates to a leading LED manufacturer. The company said that it has been supplying 8-in. sapphire substrates for R&D on radio-frequency integrated circuit applications for the past two years and now can support its LED customers in making a technological breakthrough that will help bring about widespread use of LED lighting.