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Global Sapphire Glass Market 2017-2021

Global Sapphire Glass Market 2017-2021

About Sapphire Glass

Sapphire glass or synthetic sapphire is the purest form of aluminum oxide, also known as alpha-alumina. It is thermally stable, chemically inert, and hard till 2,912°F and has a melting temperature of 3,722°F. It is industrially manufactured from high-purity alumina (HPA) (>99.99% purity). The raw material is fused and processed to produce a hard, polycrystalline product. Sapphire glass is widely used in LED manufacturing, semiconductor, consumer electronics, and medical and industrial applications.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global sapphire glass market to grow at a CAGR of 8.59% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global sapphire glass market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Sapphire Glass Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • KYOCERA
  • Rayotek
  • Rubicon Technology
  • Saint-Gobain
Other prominent vendors
  • Crystran
  • Crystalwise Technology
  • Monocrystal
  • SCHOTT
  • Swiss Jewel
Market driver
  • Increased demand from LED and semiconductor industries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Intense competition from Corning Gorilla glass
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing use of sapphire glass in high-end smartphones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Sapphire Glass Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global sapphire glass market: KYOCERA, Rayotek, Rubicon Technology and Saint-Gobain.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Crystran, Crystalwise Technology, Monocrystal, SCHOTT and Swiss Jewel.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increasing use of sapphire glass in high-end smartphones. The use sapphire glass in high-end smartphones is increasing due to its scratch resistance property. However, higher power consumption is a disadvantage of sapphire glass as standby time of the smartphones has become a competing factor for the vendors.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increased demand from LED and semiconductor industries. Sapphire glass is widely used as a substrate in LED and semiconductor manufacturing. The superior properties of sapphire glass make it a preferred material for manufacturing LEDs and semiconductors. The LED and semiconductor industries consume about 78% of the sapphire material produced and remain as the major end-user segment. Sapphire substrates are widely used in growing blue LED crystals.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is intense competition from Corning Gorilla glass. Corning’s Gorilla glass is widely used in display cover of Apple devices, which led them to produce it at a large scale. Many smartphone vendors use Gorilla glass in their displays, which made Corning occupy a significant market share. Apple uses sapphire glass in camera lens cover and the touch sensor of its iPhones and Corning Gorilla glass for display. When the company announced about using sapphire glass in the display cover of iPhone 6, Corning came up with Project Phire, which is a Gorilla glass material that offers scratch resistance close to sapphire.



Companies Mentioned

KYOCERA, Rayotek, Rubicon Technology, Saint-Gobain, Crystran, Crystalwise Technology, Monocrystal, SCHOTT and Swiss Jewel.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global sapphire glass market
    • Overview
      • Table Various manufacturing methods of sapphire glass
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global sapphire glass market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global sapphire glass market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global sapphire glass market by application 2016 ($ millions)
    • Table Global sapphire glass market by application 2021 ($ millions)
    • Table Global sapphire glass market by application 2016 and 2021
    • Global sapphire glass market for LED manufacturing application
      • Table Global sapphire glass market for LED manufacturing application 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global sapphire glass market for LED manufacturing application 2016- 2021
      • Table Sapphire glass consumption by application 2016
      • Table Price trends of sapphire core (sizes 2", 4", and 6") used in LED Q1-2014 to Q1-2016
    • Global sapphire glass market for consumer electronics application
      • Table Global sapphire glass market for consumer electronics application 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global sapphire glass market for consumer electronics application 2016- 2021
      • Table Smartwatch and Swiss watch shipments in Q4-2014 and Q4-2015 (units in millions)
      • Table Top smartwatch brands by market share 2016
    • Global sapphire glass market for semiconductors application
      • Table Global sapphire glass market for semiconductor application 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global sapphire glass market for semiconductors application 2016-2021
    • Global sapphire glass market for medical devices and industrial application
      • Table Global sapphire glass market for medical devices and industrial application 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Global sapphire glass market for medical devices and industrial application 2016-2021
  • Geographic segmentation
    • Table Global sapphire glass market by geography 2016 ($ millions)
    • Table Global sapphire glass market by geography 2021 ($ millions)
    • Table Global sapphire glass market by geography 2016 and 2021
    • Sapphire glass market in APAC
      • Table Sapphire glass market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Sapphire glass market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Sapphire glass market in North America
      • Table Sapphire glass market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Sapphire glass market in North America 2016-2021
    • Sapphire glass market in Europe
      • Table Sapphire glass market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Sapphire glass market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Sapphire glass market in ROW
      • Table Sapphire glass market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Forecast: Sapphire glass market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key geography segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key geography segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing sapphire technology market
    • Increasing use of sapphire glass in high-end smartphones
    • Increasing use of luxury goods
    • Vertical integration increasing production capabilities
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors in sapphire glass market
      • Table Key vendors in sapphire glass market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • KYOCERA
      • Table KYOCERA: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 ($ millions)
      • Table KYOCERA: Geographic segmentation by sales ($ millions) 2016
    • Rayotek
      • Table Rayotek: Products offered
    • Rubicon Technology
      • Table Rubicon Technology: Product segmentation by revenue 2016 ($ millions)
      • Table Rubicon Technology: Geographic segmentation by sales 2016 ($ millions)
    • Saint-Gobain
      • Table Saint-Gobain: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 ($ millions)
      • Table Saint-Gobain: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016 ($ millions)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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