IQE appoints Director of North American Sales and Strategic Accounts for its optoelectronic product portfolio

10 July 2009

Cardiff, July 10th 2009: IQE, the leading supplier of contract Epitaxial wafer growth services for the Optoelectronic, Solar, and Solid-State (LED) lighting industries is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian VanOrsdel as Director of North American Sales and Strategic Accounts for its optoelectronic Product Portfolio.

Brian has more than 20 years of sales management experience in Optoelectronic and Telecom technologies at such companies as Epitaxx and JDSU, and most recently at Bookham, Inc. as Strategic Accounts Manger.

He will be based in New York and responsible for continuing to expand IQE’s significant business in the US and Canada offering IQE’s comprehensive epitaxial services in wafer applications utilizing InP, InGaAs, GaAs, GaN, AlInGaAs, AlInGaP, InGaAsP, SiGe, and Silcon made using MOCVD, MBE, and CVD growth technologies at IQE’s manufacturing/epi-reactor sites in the US, UK, and Singapore.

09 july 2009


Brian VanOrsdel
tel: +1 212 724 2212

Chris Meadows
Drew Nelson
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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.