IQE presents final year graduate prizes at University of Bath

03 July 2009

Cardiff, 2nd July 2009: IQE, the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products services to the semiconductor industry is pleased to have sponsored a number of final year prizes to engineering graduates as part of the graduation ceremony at the University of Bath this week.
Winners of the IQE sponsored prizes were:

  Christopher Elsey, awarded the IQE prize for the best final year project in optoelectronics/optical communications.
James Gilbert, awarded the IQE prize for the best final year project in the area of sensors.
Joe Kinrade, awarded the IQE prize for the best examination result in optical devices and communications systems.

All prize winners achieved 1st class MEng degrees which were awarded at this week’s graduation ceremony.
Presenting the awards, Chris Meadows of IQE commented:
IQE is honoured and proud to be associated with the electronic and engineering department at the University of Bath. The commitment and enthusiasm demonstrated by the entrants for these prizes is a clear sign that Britain can continue to build on its long heritage of producing world class, high calibre engineers.

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.