Quality policy


Through clear management focus, technology leadership, operational excellence and continuous improvement, IQE is committed to achieving the highest standard in every aspect of its business.

IQE shall continually improve a comprehensive Quality Management System in order to enhance the products and services we provide to our customers. This Quality Policy is regularly reviewed, communicated and understood. 

By continued investment in its staff, training, systems, state of art equipment and processes, IQE will enhance its leading position. 

DR A  W Nelson






Third party accreditation

Click here to download copies of third  party certification of IQE's Quality and Environmental Management Systems. 

Commitment to quality

Qualityimage01IQE's ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality of service ensures customer satisfaction covering the entire  customer relationship experience — from order inception right through to delivery and after-sales support.

As a reflection of the company's steadfast dedication to quality, each operating division within IQE is certified to the ISO9001:2008 internationally recognised Quality Management System standards. IQE's quality assurance program includes wafer evaluation using the most advanced measurement techniques applied specifically to its customers' structures, thereby ensuring consistent delivery of the highest-quality products. Rigorous data logging and documentation of all manufacturing processes and procedures maintain a system of total traceability. IQE's  thorough characterization processes ensures excellent repeatability and reproducibility. By offering "process ready" epiwafers, customers save both time and money by reducing redundant incoming epiwafer inspection.

Commitment to total customer satisfaction

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Customers strongly value the trust and confidence they have established with IQE as a "pure play" supplier with whom they share their most confidential and proprietary device design information. The IQE strategy  is to consolidate its position as the pre-eminent supplier of epiwafers rather than vertically integrate into device or component manufacturing. This philosophy protects customer interests to the fullest and facilitates excellent customer-supplier working relationships.

Employing its extensive wafer production experience, IQE continually maintains its technological leadership through the development and implementation of new growth and characterization technologies and new materials solutions. IQE is actively involved in partnerships with its suppliers of crystal growth and characterization equipment to develop the next generations of epitaxy and metrology equipment with specific focus on increasing production efficiencies, reducing epiwafer costs, and maintaining its technological leadership.

Partnering with IQE is the natural choice for outsourcing of compound semiconductor epiwafers. Any device manufacturer with a clear vision of business effectiveness should team up with IQE — the best in custom epitaxy.