SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 06, 2011 — Thermal Technology announced that it signed a 40-unit order for its Model K1 sapphire crystal grower with a customer in Taiwan. Thermal Technology is a leading manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems. This is their largest single order to date. Not to mention, it signifies the company’s credibility and growing presence in the sapphire crystal LED market.

“This new sales order signals continued industry confidence in Thermal Technology’s high-productivity tool for sapphire crystal growth,” says Matt Mede, Thermal Technology president and CEO. “We utilize the modified-Kyropoulos method. As a result, our growers remain the most productive tool in the market. They create the largest crystal sizes in the shortest growth cycle. We also have the most machines in successful production, compared to our competitors.”

Thermal Technology’s newly designed Model K1 crystal grower is intended for LED substrate production. The demand of the rapidly growing high quality sapphire market is rising. As a result, Thermal Technology has tripled their Santa Rosa, California manufacturing facility and is shipping multiple systems weekly.

Thermal Technology is a global manufacturer of advanced thermal processing systems. Their product line includes crystal growth technology, hot presses and SPS systems, and high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere laboratory and production furnaces for the advanced processing of metals, ceramics, glass, quartz and crystal growing applications. They have over 60 years of experience and more than 3000 installations in 40 countries.