IQE to present at premier industry conference

15 May 2009

IQE will next week attend the industry's premier trade show and conference, CS-Mantech. The show, which is now in it's eleventh year, will be held from 18th to 21st May at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

As well as exhibiting at the event (Booth 509), IQE will be making two presentations relating to its wireless products and recent innovations in photovoltaic solar cells.

Dr Ivan Eliasevich, IQE's Director of Sales & Business Development based at the Group's New Jersey facility will give a presentation entitled:
Advances in RF epiwafer foundry services: GaAs and GaN

Dr Drew Nelson, IQE's Group President and Chief Executive Officer will present:
State-of-the-Art epiwafers for Concentrated Photovoltaics

Further information about the conference can be found at:


IQE plc +44 29 2083 9400
Chris Meadows

Note to Editors

IQE is the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers with products that cover a diverse range of applications, supported by an innovative outsourced foundry services portfolio that allows the Group to provide a 'one stop shop' for the wafer needs of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers.

IQE uses advanced crystal growth technology (epitaxy) to manufacture and supply bespoke semiconductor wafers ('epi-wafers') to the major chip manufacturing companies, who then use these wafers to make the chips which form the key components of virtually all high technology systems. IQE is unique in being able to supply wafers using all of the leading crystal growth technology platforms.

IQE's products are found in many leading-edge consumer, communication, computing and industrial applications, including a complete range of wafer products for the wireless industry, such as mobile handsets and wireless infrastructure, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, base stations, GPS, and satellite communications; optical communications, optical storage (CD, DVD), laser optical mouse, laser printers & photocopiers, thermal imagers, leading-edge medical products, barcode, ultra high brightness LEDs, a variety of advanced silicon based systems and high efficiency concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells.

The manufacturers of these chips are increasingly seeking to outsource wafer production to specialist foundries such as IQE in order to reduce overall wafer costs and accelerate time to market.

IQE also provides bespoke R&D services to deliver customised materials for specific applications and offers specialist technical staff to manufacture to specification either at its own facilities or on the customer's own sites. The Group is also able to leverage its global purchasing volumes to reduce the cost of raw materials. In this way IQE's outsourced services, provide compelling benefits in terms of flexibility and predictability of cost, thereby significantly reducing operating risk.

IQE operates six manufacturing facilities located in Cardiff (two) and Milton Keynes in the UK; in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Somerset, New Jersey in the USA; and Singapore. The Group also has 11 sales offices located in major economic centres worldwide.