12 July 2011

ARC delivers 100th CHES furnace for sapphire crystal growth

Advanced RenewableEnergy Company LLC (ARC Energy) of Nashua, NH, USA, which was founded in 2007 to provide c-axis sapphire crystal growth technologies and turnkey processing solutions for the LED solid-state lighting and other clean-energy markets, has shipped its 100th CHES Furnace. ARC Energy says that it is seeing demand worldwide for its highly automated c-axis sapphire growth technology, which is being used by leading LED makers throughout Asia.

ARC Energy says that, by significantly increasing material utilization and efficiency for sapphire manufacturers, its products enable semiconductor-scale production and commercialization of cost-effective, large-diameter sapphire wafers for LED applications.

ARC Energy’s technology significantly drives down the cost of producing LEDs, claims co-founder & CEO Dr Kedar Gupta. “The delivery of our 100th furnace shows that our products have wide market acceptance and that our mission is being realized,” he adds.

Designed specifically for LED applications, ARC Energy’s CHES Furnaces are highly automated c-axis growth furnaces that are used to produce sapphire boules. Cores from these crystals are turned into LED wafers, and finally into the high-brightness (HB) and ultra-high-brightness (UHB) LED chips used in LED backlighting, general lighting, and automotive and signage applications.

In addition to CHES furnaces, ARC Energy also offers turnkey solutions to quickly and efficiently ramp-up production to generate revenue from sapphire products. The end-to-end turnkey solutions and services include setup and installation, training, material handling, inspection, core fabrication and material recycling.

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