Rubicon Technology Relaunches Web Site to Showcase Rubicon’s Market Leadership and Innovation

  Rubicon Technology Relaunches Web Site to Showcase Rubicon’s Market
  Leadership and Innovation

          Site Features New Design, Content and New, Intuitive URL,
                          www.rubicontechnology.com

Business Wire

BENSENVILLE, Ill. -- May 20, 2013

Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN) a leading provider of sapphire
substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical markets, today
announced that it has relaunched its website to reflect the company’s focus on
market leadership, innovation and expanding markets. The web site will feature
new and expanded content about Rubicon’s innovations and vertically integrated
approach to the production of sapphire as well as sapphire applications in the
LED, semiconductor and optical markets. Online visitors can visit Rubicon at a
new URL, www.rubicontechnology.com.

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 400,000 six-inch polished sapphire wafers.

Sapphire is a versatile material with applications in a range of markets.
Sapphire is a key building block for LEDs – the most energy-efficient
technology for general lighting and the dominant backlighting technology in
consumer products such as HDTVs, laptops, smart phones and tablets. A second
significant market for sapphire is Silicon-on-Sapphire (SoS) Radio Frequency
Integrated Circuits (RFICs). SoS RFIC chips deliver high RF performance with
low power consumption, a small form factor, and significantly reduced
crosstalk in antenna applications that are pervasive in smart phones and other
consumer devices. In the optical market, Rubicon is developing a new
technology platform capable of growing monolithic sapphire sheets large and
thick enough for use in next generation optical windows for military and
commercial applications.

“The sapphire market is undergoing a dramatic evolution where sapphire is
being applied to new uses across a wide range of industries due to its great
versatility as a material,” said Raja M. Parvez, President and CEO, Rubicon
Technology. “As a leader in the sapphire market, it is important for Rubicon
to demonstrate our deep expertise in sapphire to the industry. The refresh of
our website offers a comprehensive resource for existing and potential
customers, investors and professionals who would like to learn more about
Rubicon and the growing applications of sapphire.”

About Rubicon Technology

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.rubicontechnology.com.

Contact:

Garfield Group Public Relations
Beth Hespe, 215-867-8600 x235
bhespe@garfieldgroup.com
 
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