Apple factory in Mesa ramps up sapphire production

While significant startup challenges have slowed progress on Apple's sapphire-glass factory in Mesa, the massive facility is nearly finished and is ramping up production of the scratch-resistant material, GT Advanced Technologies CEO Tom Gutierrez recently said.

Both Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have been tight-lipped on details about Project Cascade, a joint effort to mass-produce sapphire glass at the former First Solar building in east Mesa.The glass is used to cover camera lenses on Apple products and for the fingerprint-reading components on its newer devices.Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2014/08/10/apple-factory-mesa-ramps-sapphire-production/13881233/ While significant startup challenges have slowed progress on Apple's sapphire-glass factory in Mesa, the massive facility is nearly finished and is ramping up production of the scratch-resistant material, GT Advanced Technologies CEO Tom Gutierrez recently said.   

Both Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have been tight-lipped on details about Project Cascade, a joint effort to mass-produce sapphire glass at the former First Solar building in east Mesa.

The glass is used to cover camera lenses on Apple products and for the fingerprint-reading components on its newer devices.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2014/08/10/apple-factory-mesa-ramps-sapphire-production/13881233/

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