Cutting saw out of production may be key to GTAT making sapphire screens economical in future Apple devices




“In addition, GT expects to pursue the development of thin sapphire laminates for use in applications such as cover and touch screen devices,” the release reads (emphasis ours). “The Hyperion ion implanter has the potential to minimize, or in some cases eliminate, the need for wafering saws, which would significantly lower the cost of production.”
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