JIANGSU, China & NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trinity Material and ARC Energy today announced that sapphire grown using ARC Energy’s Controlled Heat Extraction System (CHES) furnaces has been certified for high quality LED chip production at two leading LED chip companies. Trinity Material in China is partnering with ARC Energy to utilize ARC Energy’s CHES furnaces for sapphire production.
Sapphire boules are grown on c-axis by ARC Energy’s CHES method compared to conventional processes where a-axis boules are grown and c-axis wafers are extracted. “LED chip qualification results prove that CHES wafers perform as well as, or better than sapphire grown by the a-axis growth process, without any color problems at the boule or wafer levels. LED chips manufactured on CHES wafers show a significant increase in light output when compared to devices grown using wafers from conventional a-axis-grown boules,” said Champion Yi, chief operating officer for Trinity Material.
Trinity Material and ARC Energy are paving the way for new industry expectations and opportunities based on c-axis growth orientation for LED manufacturing. Trinity Material is successfully ramping up to produce very high volumes of sapphire crystals to meet the growing demand for large diameter sapphire wafers in the LED market
“Trinity Material is excited to be a pioneer in China for mass production of CHES sapphire for the LED market,” said Jamin Sheng, chief executive officer for Trinity Material. “We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with ARC Energy, and to utilizing ARC Energy’s leading edge CHES furnaces and our strong production capabilities to ramp up production to high volumes so that we can become a worldwide leader in large diameter sapphire.”
ARC Energy’s proprietary and fully automated CHES technology produces c-axis boules that are the optimum orientation for LED applications and, when compared with conventional a-axis technologies, lead to higher material utilization and lower overall costs for large diameter sapphire production.
“Our unique and flexible c-axis CHES furnaces allow Trinity Material to serve the rapidly expanding demand for large diameter sapphire substrates, ranging from four inches to eight inches. We are pleased to partner with Trinity Material to help them expand their business in the LED marketplace,” said Dr. Rick Schwerdtfeger, co-founder and chief technology officer for ARC Energy.
About Trinity Material
Trinity Material Co., Ltd. is a high-tech company specializing in research, production and sales of LED grade sapphire substrate material. It has two 100% owned factories - Jiangxi Trinity Material Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Trinity Material Co., Ltd. Trinity Material is global leader in producing 2” to 8” sapphire ingots for LED chip manufacturing and make its contribution to protect global environment by lowering the cost of energy efficient LED lighting products. As a high-tech company ,Trinity Material Co., Ltd has attached great importance to technical autonomy and advancement since its inception .at present ,the company is making unremitting efforts and striving for a leader in the production of sapphire substrates and PSS .For additional information about Trinity Material, please visit www.trinity-material.com
About ARC Energy
Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., the Advanced RenewableEnergy Company, LLC (ARC Energy), was founded in 2007 to commercialize cutting edge technologies for LED and other clean energy markets. ARC Energy provides highly automated and efficient sapphire crystal growth and processing systems to enable rapid scale production and cost reduction of LEDs. For additional information about ARC Energy, please visit www.arc-energy.com