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What’s next on the sapphire industry?

Time:2016-06-30 15:15:46

2nd International Forum on Sapphire Market & Technologies

September 6 & 7, 2016 - Shenzhen, China


LYON, France – June 22, 2016 – Almost two years after GTAT’s bankruptcy, the sapphire industry is still there. Its decor and characters have, of course, changed but the story is still unfolding… Survival strategies, emerging applications and niche markets, mergers and acquisitions… all the protagonists are contributing to altering the landscape, trying to identify new business opportunities to absorb the sapphire overcapacity. China is a major contributor to the story with new investments and emerging companies in this already saturated industry.

Figuring out the next exit of the sapphire industry becomes the crucial concern of all sapphire people.


Yole and CIOE are organizing a 1.5 day conference to learn more about the status of the sapphire industry. The event will provide an opportunity for all the participants to discuss the future of this industry and to find answers. Sapphire is now more affordable than ever and new capabilities have enabled the manufacturing of components for very diverse applications. The 2nd International Forum on Sapphire Market & Technologies is the place to be to understand today’s economic and technical challenges and build tomorrow’s industry.


“The Sapphire Forum is an opportunity for the entire supply chain to come together to assess the current status of the industry, understand what lies ahead and determine the best strategies to make it through the crisis”, comments Dr. Eric Virey, Senior Technology & Market Analyst, Yole.


Last year’s forum was a success; it brought together 20 international speakers from leading industrial players across the entire sapphire value chain. Attendance exceeded 230 participants including many CEOs and high-level executives. For the first time, the sapphire industry had its own event to discuss markets, applications, technologies, the competitive landscape and long-term prospects. 


The 2016 Sapphire forum will include the session in the following areas: Sapphire market & industry status – Applications - Metrology - Front-end manufacturing – Finishing - Sapphire patterning by key sapphire players such as Monocrystal, Aurora and Rubicon.

Moreover, the forum will end with a round table with leading industry players and experts to discuss the future of sapphire technologies and markets.


The full list of speakers and agenda is available on the International Forum on Sapphire Market & Technologies's website.


For more information about the Forum, sponsorship opportunities and media partnerships, please contact Hyacinth NIE (hyacinth.nie@cioe.cn).


About China International Optoelectronic Expo (CIOE) (www.cioe.cn)

Established in 1999, CIOE is the largest show of its kind in the world featuring over 2800 optoelectronic enterprises and their latest products in the area of 105,000 sqm at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. There are concurrent specialized expositions focusing on Optical Communications and Sensors, Lasers and Infrared Applications, Precision Optics, LEDs, Sapphire Technology & Touch Screen and Smart City.


About UBM Herong (www.ubmherong.com)

CIOE is organzied by Shenzhen UBM Herong Exhibition Co Ltd, a joint venture company of UBM Asia, a wholly owned company of UBM plc. listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Herong is able to tap on UBM’s extensive global reach and show management expertise to service exhibitors and visitors even better. Its strong bond with companies and professionals in the field of optoelectronics enables it to support the industry’s continuous growth and technological development.


About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organizer in Asia and the largest commercial organizer in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 32 offices and 1,300 staffs in 24 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 230 events, 28 trade publications, 18 online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. 


Media contact:

Shirly Yi


Email: shirly.yi@cioe.cn