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  • data_source99 data_source99 Jul 31, 2013 7:14 AM Flag

    Digitimes reports: Sapphire wafer prices rising due to growing demand.

    Yesterday, Digitimes had a brief but interesting article on the expanding uses and prices of sapphire in the smartphone industry. In part, the article noted, "Global demand for sapphire wafers is growing due to use in smartphones in addition to LEDs, and therefore prices of sapphire wafers are rising, according to Taiwan-based sapphire wafer makers.

    Apple has taken the initiative to use sapphire wafers to make the protective cover on the iPhone 5 rear camera, and LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics have followed suit for their high-end smartphones, "

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