sapphire glass

Samsung and LG Allegedly Interested in Adopting Sapphire Glass

Both Samsung and LG are interested in using sapphire glass, the Korean ET News reports (via GforGames). The two companies have recently contacted sapphire glass manufacturers to request samples, despite reviewing the material last year. As we previously reported, with current manufacturing technology the final price of a sapphire glass display reaches about $30, but...

Apple Said to Double Arizona Sapphire Plant for Increased Output

Apple and its sapphire manufacturing partner, GT Advanced, are interested in expanding the Mesa, Arizona, plant, as adjacent parcels of land are apparently vacant and large enough to double the size of the existing facility, sources familiar with the matter told AppleInsider. While construction of the joint Apple-GT Advanced sapphire manufacturing facility is not yet...

Apple to Manufacture “Critical New Sub-Component” in Arizona Plant

Apple is poised to launch its recent US acquisition, the new sapphire plant in Mesa, Arizona, due to a "critical new sub-component", documents obtained by 9to5Mac reveal. Correspondence between US Foreign Trade Zone officials and Apple's Deputy Director of Global Trade Compliance made public yesterday by the Foreign Trade Zones Board indicate that Apple plans...

New Apple Patent Describes Sapphire Glass Uses

A newly published Apple patent details methods of mounting sapphire on a mobile device, suggesting the path the company will walk together with GT Advanced. Entitled "Attachment Techniques" and discovered by AppleInsider, the patent application details a solution for securely fastening sapphire onto a mobile device and having it act as a cover glass for...