Apple sapphire factory starts production expansion

2022-08-19
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"Bite" Apple sapphire factory started to expand production

sapphire materials' application has moved from led to smart. Apple took the lead in using it in the home key. In addition, the scope of application has expanded from fingerprint recognition sensors and camera covers to the screen of the overall device. The production capacity of each manufacturer is nearly full. Taicong, Jingmei, Jiajing and Zhaoyuan under Yuefeng of Taiwan factory have started a new wave of production expansion. The application of sapphire materials has moved from led to smart. Apple took the lead in using it in the home key. In addition, the application range has been expanded from fingerprint identification sensors and camera covers to the whole 1 On the screen of the cement pressure testing machine, the production capacity of each manufacturer is close to full load. Taicong, Jingmei, Jiajing and Zhaoyuan under Taichang Yuefeng have started a new wave of production expansion

according to the patent application case published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week, apple described the volume production process of sapphire application in consumer electronic devices in the patent document entitled sapphirelaminates, a professional manufacturer of sapphire substrates (R & D, production, sales and after-sales). The relevant document was originally issued in March, with the goal of reducing the processing cost of sapphire as a highly scratch resistant panel protective layer, Even become part of the device screen

in the past, a 2-inch sapphire substrate can be cut out by 55 and can automatically swing by using the residual energy after punching the sample to prepare for the next experiment. The digital display simply supported beam impact tester chip Apple camera is now used on a large area of home keys, and only about 16 sapphire material home keys can be cut out. The area is increased, and the manufacturing difficulty is increased, which can effectively reduce the production capacity of sapphire substrate factory. According to the analysis of the industry, the LED market, which used to be the main application of sapphire substrates, requires about 4.5 million sapphire substrates (about 2 inches) a year. However, because the smart type begins to join the demand for sapphire, the electronic tensile testing machine adopts the floor type, which is equivalent to creating a new market. And the consumption of iPhone rear lens protection cover alone is 1.5 million pieces a year, which is equivalent to accounting for one-third of the original supply of sapphire substrates, If Apple's home key is added, it will be three times as much as the original rear lens, which will let sapphire materials out of the dilemma of oversupply

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