Technology applications across all markets demand high speed computing, data access, networking and storage.
IQE's epitaxial and substrate materials enable integrated circuit components to meet the reliability, power efficiency, power density and low latency demanded by new and next generation AI, machine learning, content streaming, cloud computing and storage, long-haul optical networks, and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) systems. The emergence and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) edge optical and RF sensors have also been empowered by the unique characteristics of group III-V compound semiconductor materials.
IQE is investing in new optical III-V epitaxial technologies centred around GaAs VCSEL and Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) as well as groundbreaking VCSELs on Germanium, or IQGeVCSEL 150™, a critical step in the pathway to 200 mm and 300 mm VCSEL technology. VCSELs are key to supporting high-speed connectivity, 3D imaging, infrared imaging and touchless control. IQE's advances in combining the best properties of group III-V and IV materials will accelerate sensor adoption of high speed optical data transfer and IoT image recognition, proximity sensing, and LiDAR time-of-flight.
The matrix below demonstrates how IQE’s broad range of wireless, photonic, and infrared epitaxial wafer and substrate products address applications across cloud, networking, and IoT markets.
|Cloud, Networking, IoT Applications||RF & Power Electronics Epitaxial Wafers|
|Schottky & PIN Diode||HEMT & PIN Diode||HBT & HEMT||MOSFET BiCMOS Diode||HBT|
|Connectivity||5G/4G / WiFi 6||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|Sensing||LiDAR & Radar Imaging||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|GPS Navigation & Location||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|Electrical Power Conversion||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|Cloud, Networking, IoT Applications||Photonics Epitaxial Wafers|
|LiDAR & Radar||IQE|
* SATCOM - Satellite Communications for Voice, Data, and Internet
* CBRS - Citizens Broadband Radio Service (3550 -3700 MHz) for private IoT networks