Rubicon Technology has started initial production of 200mm sapphire wafers under a supply contract with Peregrine Semiconductor. Rubicon has migrated to 150mm wafer production for Peregrine in 2007. The wafers will be used for Peregrine’s UltraCMOS SOS RFICs.
“Rubicon aggressively ramped 6-inch sapphire substrates to support our
high-volume production requirements throughout 2007 and the first half
of 2008,” stated Jim Cable, Peregrine’s CEO. “Last year we nearly
tripled our unit volume with key design wins in the rapidly growing
wireless marketplace in some of the world’s most demanding RF
applications. As we migrate to 8-inch wafers and smaller geometries,
our customers will benefit from unprecedented product performance and
“Rubicon has leveraged its unique crystal growth technology platform to rapidly develop very high quality 200mm sapphire wafers that represent the next generation substrates for SOS RFIC technology,” noted Raja Parvez, President and CEO of Rubicon Technology.