Founded in 1999, IQE Plc is a UK-based global supplier of advanced wafer products and material solutions to semiconductor sector. The company is engaged in designing and manufacturing of compound semiconductor wafers or epiwafers, which is used in advanced photonic and electronic components, using a process called epitaxy. The company serves consumer mobile, 5G network infrastructure, aerospace & defence, cloud, networking & IoT, automotive, healthcare and industrial market. The company operates across three continents that include US, Europe and Asia. The company uses Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD), Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD) and Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) technologies as well as Vertical Gradient Freeze (VGF) and Czochralski (Cz/LEC) techniques for the manufacturing of substrate materials. The company’s shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange since 2003 as LON: IQE.


The company’s objectives are to leverage and expand its IP Portfolio, Develop and launch new products, Targeting new market enter and innovation in integration and miniaturization. The company’s products are backed by the macro trends of 5G communications and connected devices. The company’s product portfolio includes RF Epitaxial Wafers, Substrates, Photonics Epitaxial Wafers and Nanoimprint services. The company offers a range of RF Epitaxial Wafers products for   radar, wireless communication and RF heating applications across the radio frequency spectrum spanning 1 MHz to 300 GHz.

The compound semiconductor substrates are also known as wafer, is the base material from which all photonics and wireless devices are fabricated. It is made of two elements from columns III and V of the periodic table and its widely used compound semiconductors include. Its products include GaSb, InP, InSb, GaAs, CZT, InAs, Polycrystalline Materials, Custom size or Geometry Wafers, Bespoke Orientation substrates and High Purity Group III/V Source Materials. The Photonics Epitaxial Wafers’s expertise and breadth of materials technology provide its customers with a portfolio of growth technology, which has applications in data communication, Infrared detection, 3D sensing and telecommunications. The Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) is a non-epitaxial, value-add techniques that support its core materials expertise. The company has deployed its NIL technology to create a turnkey DFB product offering for 10G and 25G devices.

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