GHTOT unveils Asia's largest sapphire crystal

Oct. 31, 2011
Date Announced: 31 Oct 2011 Succeeding to the successful production of two over 100kgs sapphire crystals on Oct. 20, Guizhou Haotian Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. (GHTOT) successfully produced another two 100kgs scale sapphire crystals on Oct. 21, one of which weighs 105kgs and become the largest sapphire crystal in Asia.This is the first batch of sapphire crystal products that GHTOT cooperating with GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), the top US NASDAQ listed solar and sapphire equipment supplier, and which adopts the most advanced sapphire crystal growth technology and equipment. The successful production of the four 100kg-scale sapphire crystals marked a critical success of GHTOT in the manufacture of large-size sapphire crystal substrate materials, and will fill in the gap of quantity production of large-size sapphire crystal growth in domestic market, which will make China the fourth country of the world owning large-size sapphire crystal growth and processing technologies.On the Grand Opening Ceremony of the 100kg-scale LED sapphire crystal project on Oct. 26, leaders from the provincial Party committee and provincial government of Guizhou, The municipal Party committee and municipal government of Guiyang, leaders at other levels, partners, media and Tom Gutierrez, GTAT's President and CEO, commonly witnessed this largest sapphire crystal of Asia and the signing ceremony of GHTOT and downstream customers.Dr. Yong Ji, GHTOT's Chairman of Board and CEO, said: "We are very happy that we've chosen GTAT as our strategic partner. We believe that our cooperation could bring mutual and long-lasting benefit to both sides, which could also bring great influence to the LED industry chain. GTAT has supplied great equipment and technical support for us, and GHTOT would combine the resources' advantages of Guizhou and the optical processing experience and technologies of our technical team from US, to enter into the manufacturing field of large-size sapphire crystal and substrate material. We will have even wide and deep cooperation relationship with GTAT in the future from equipment, technology to R&D and investment."“We are delighted to be part of GHTOT’s celebration commemorating their official entrance into the sapphire material industry,” said Tom Gutierrez, GT Advanced Technologies’ president and CEO. “Over the coming months we will work closely with the GHTOT team to ensure a successful and stable run of their new state-of-the-art production facility, which incorporates our ASF crystal growth equipment. GT has a proven track record of partnering with companies to accelerate their entry into new markets by giving them the tools and support they need to become key industry players.”

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