February 07, 2012 at 16:01 PM EST
Rubicon Technology Speaks about the Migration to Large Diameter Sapphire Wafers at Strategies in Light 2012

Executives from Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN), a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, Semiconductor, and Optical industries, will speak about the “Move to Larger Diameter Sapphire Substrates” at the Strategies in Light 2012 in Santa Clara, CA, on February 8, 2012.

In order to support mass adoption of solid state lighting, a shift to larger diameter sapphire substrate size must occur. Manufacturing efficiencies and cost reductions inherent in the large diameter platform set the stage for scaling up of the entire LED supply chain to meet the growing demand for LED chips. This presentation will review why a large diameter wafer is essential to driving down costs and increasing yields to support aggressive cost targets of SSL, and will address trends that are on the horizon.

As a vertically integrated supplier of sapphire substrates and products for the LED industry, Rubicon leads sapphire wafer producers in the production of high quality, high yield, large diameter wafers. To date, Rubicon has shipped more than 230,000 large diameter wafers, produced from the raw material, through cutting and finishing polished wafers.

Bringing down the overall price of LEDs is a key element in supporting the worldwide commercial adoption of solid state lighting based on LEDs as a light source. According to market research firm DisplaySearch, the total average LED penetration in lighting was 1.4% in 2010 and is forecast to reach 9.3% in 2014. Government entities around the world including China, European Union, Australia, Canada and the United States have introduced legislation to require energy efficient lighting.

Rubicon will be speaking about the Move to Larger Diameter Sapphire Substrates during the LED Manufacturing track at Strategies in Light 2012 on Wednesday, February 8, 4:00pm – 4:30pm. For more information, please visit Strategies in Light 2012 online.

About Rubicon Technology, Inc.

Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ: RBCN) is an advanced electronic materials provider that is engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling monocrystalline sapphire and other crystalline products for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), blue laser diodes, optoelectronics and other optical applications. The Company applies its proprietary crystal growth technology to produce very high-quality sapphire in a form that allows for volume production of various sizes and orientations of substrates and windows. Rubicon is a vertically-integrated manufacturer with capabilities in crystal growth, high precision core drilling, wafer slicing, surface lapping, large-diameter polishing and wafer cleaning processes, which the Company employs to convert the bulk crystal into products with the quality and precision specified by its customers. The Company is the market leader in larger diameter products to support next-generation LED, RFIC and optical window applications.

Further information is available at www.rubicon-es2.com.

Contacts:

Garfield Group Public Relations
Beth Hespe, 215-867-8600 x235
bhespe@garfieldgroup.com
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