Monocrystal enables high volume applications with 300 kg KY sapphire crystals

Monocrystal, a global leader in synthetic sapphire growing and processing, recently produced the world’s first 300 kg KY crystal.

Monocrystal demonstrated its capability to grow high quality 300 kg sapphire crystal through its proprietary modified Kyropoulos method.

Sapphire grown by Monocrystal has become the material of choice in such applications as LEDs, optical products and RFICs, due to consistency in quality and ongoing cost reduction initiatives.

We are committed to helping our customers enable large size sapphire applications in both LED and consumer electronics by growing extra-large sapphire crystals. At the same time larger crystals will drive sapphire cost down and open new price sensitive markets to us. Our 300 kg crystals put Monocrystal production scalability to a revolutionary level and are vital for broader sapphire adoption in smartphones and other handsets, where glass is still the mainstream,” Monocrystal’s CEO Oleg Kachalov commented.

Monocrystal has been developing sapphire crystal growing technology for more than thirty years and 300 kg crystal represents a significant milestone in expanding its capabilities both in capacity development and cost reduction.