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LighTimes: Tawain LED Makers Account for More than 25% of All MOCVD Systems in Operation

16 Jun 2014

June 12, 2014…Of  the 1917 MOCVD systems in operation globally as of May 2014, Taiwan-based LED makers accounted for 28.6%. Japan-based LED makers accounted for 23.8%, China-based makers  22.9%, and South Korea-based makers 14.1%, according to Digitimes Research. The MOCVD systems used to produce sapphire wafers had a total monthly capacity of 888,290 4-inch wafers. Of the sapphire wafer capacity, Taiwan-based makers accounted for 44.5%, China-based makers 34.2% and South Korea-based makers 19%, Digitimes Research noted. Digitimes Research found that Sapphire ingot makers  have a total monthly production capacity of 7.39 million mm in 2014, with 770,600mm that can be sliced into 4-inch wafers.