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Company Timeline

2000
  • Commercial production begins
2001
  • Rubicon Technology, Inc. established
  • Franklin Park, Illinois facility opens
2002
  • Successful growth of 30kg sapphire boule
2003
  • Polishing capacity added
2005
  • ISO9001 Certification
2006
  • CEO Raja Parvez joins Rubicon
  • Production and shipment of six-inch wafers begins
2007
  • Rubicon goes public (NASDAQ: RBCN)
  • Bensenville, Illinois, facility opens
  • 10,000 six-inch wafers shipped (Dec)
2008
  • First eight-inch wafers shipped
  • Successful growth of 85kg sapphire boule
  • 25,000 six-inch wafers shipped (June)
  • Successful growth of 200kg sapphire boule
2009
  • Rubicon's own Dr. Elena Dobrovinskaya authors Sapphire: Material, Manufacturing, Applications
2010
  • Rubicon produces industry’s first 12-inch sapphire wafer
  • Batavia, Illinois, facility established, doubling crystal growth capacity
  • Penang, Malaysia, facilities established for fabrication
2011
  • Powder densification capability established
  • Over 250,000 six-inch wafers shipped
2012
  • Over 400,000 six-inch wafers shipped
  • Rubicon is the most experienced supplier in the world!
2013
  • Rubicon Launches 4” and 6” Patterned Sapphire Substrates (PSS), extending vertical integration “from powder to pattern”