Rubicon Technology relaunches web site to showcase market expansion, innovations in sapphire technology

May 20, 2013
Date Announced: 20 May 2013 Bensenville, IL - Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN), a provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical markets, has relaunched its web site to reflect the company's focus on market leadership, innovation and expanding markets. The web site will feature new and expanded content about Rubicon's innovations and vertically integrated approach to the production of sapphire as well as sapphire applications in the LED, semiconductor and optical markets. Online visitors can visit Rubicon at a new URL, is the world's largest, most experienced and most reliable provider of large-diameter sapphire wafers. As a vertically integrated supplier, Rubicon perfected the process to grow large sapphire crystals from raw materials in custom-built, proprietary furnaces replicating the organic sapphire creation process found in nature. As a result, Rubicon has been able to scale the growth of bulk crystal from 30 kg to 85 kg to 200 kg without compromising high quality or high yield. Rubicon's intellectual property and innovations from raw materials and crystal growth through the wafer finishing process enable efficiencies that ultimately translate into savings for Rubicon customers. To date, Rubicon has shipped more than 400,000 six-inch polished sapphire wafers.Sapphire is a versatile material with applications in a range of markets. Sapphire is a key building block for LEDs -- the most energy-efficient technology for general lighting and the dominant backlighting technology in consumer products such as HDTVs, laptops, smart phones, and tablets. A second significant market for sapphire is Silicon-on-Sapphire (SoS) radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs). SoS RFIC chips deliver high RF performance with low power consumption, a small form factor, and significantly reduced crosstalk in antenna applications that are pervasive in smart phones and other consumer devices. In the optical market, Rubicon is developing a new technology platform capable of growing monolithic sapphire sheets large and thick enough for use in next-generation optical windows for military and commercial applications."The sapphire market is undergoing a dramatic evolution where sapphire is being applied to new uses across a wide range of industries due to its great versatility as a material," said Raja M. Parvez, president and CEO, Rubicon Technology. "As a leader in the sapphire market, it is important for Rubicon to demonstrate our deep expertise in sapphire to the industry. The refresh of our web site offers a comprehensive resource for existing and potential customers, investors and professionals who would like to learn more about Rubicon and the growing applications of sapphire."About Rubicon TechnologyRubicon Technology, Inc. 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 world leader in larger diameter products to support next-generation LED, RFIC and optical window applications.Further information is available at

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