|[November 19, 2012]
Rubicon Technology, Inc. Selected as a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Award Winner
BENSENVILLE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Rubicon Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq: RBCN), a leading provider of sapphire
substrates and products to the LED, RFIC, semiconductor, and optical
industries, announced today that it has been selected as a Deloitte (News - Alert)
Technology Fast 500™ award winner for 2012. The Deloitte's 2012
Technology Fast 500™ is an annual ranking of the fastest growing
technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean
technology companies in North America.
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award winners for 2012 were determined
based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2007 to 2011. In
order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500™ recognition, companies
must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to
customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's
"Rubicon is proud to be part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500," said
Raja M. Parvez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rubicon.
"Drawing on more than a decade of experience and our culture of
innovation, Rubicon's technological leadership extends from raw material
and crystal growth through finished sapphire wafers. This leadership
enablesRubicon to deliver the highest quality, most reliable supply of
industrial sapphire to meet the evolving and exacting specifications of
their customers in the LED, RFIC/SoS and optical markets."
Rubicon is the world's largest, most experienced and most reliable
provider of large-diameter sapphire wafers. As a vertically integrated
supplier, Rubicon perfected the process to grow large sapphire crystals
from raw materials in custom-built, proprietary furnaces replicating the
organic sapphire creation process found in nature. As a result, Rubicon
has been able to scale the growth of bulk crystal from 30 kg to 85 kg to
200 kg without compromising high quality or high yield. Rubicon's
intellectual property and innovations from raw materials and crystal
growth through the wafer finishing process enable efficiencies that
ultimately translate into savings for Rubicon customers. To date,
Rubicon has shipped more than 340,000 six-inch polished wafers to the
LED and SoS markets.
About Rubicon Technology, Inc.
Rubicon Technology, Inc. is an advanced electronic materials provider
that is engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling monocrystalline
sapphire and other crystalline products for light-emitting diodes
(LEDs), radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), blue laser diodes,
optoelectronics and other optical applications. The Company applies its
proprietary crystal growth technology to produce very high-quality
sapphire in a form that allows for volume production of various sizes
and orientations of substrates and windows. Rubicon is a
vertically-integrated manufacturer with capabilities in crystal growth,
high precision core drilling, wafer slicing, surface lapping,
large-diameter polishing and wafer cleaning processes, which the Company
employs to convert the bulk crystal into products with the quality and
precision specified by its customers. The Company is the world leader in
larger diameter products to support next-generation LED, RFIC and
optical window applications.
Further information is available at www.rubicon-es2.com.
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