IQE to present at the 39th Cowen Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

25 May 2011

Cardiff, 25th May 2011: IQE, the leading supplier of epitaxial wafer growth services for the wireless, optoelectronic, Solar and solid-state lighting industries today announced that it will be presenting at the 39th Cowen Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference to be held at the New York Palace Hotel, New York, NY, on June 1, 2011.
Chief Executive Officer and Group President, Dr Drew Nelson, will be presenting at 10:15 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10022.
Dr Nelson will present an overview of IQE's technologies, products and markets.

IQE plc (+44 29 2083 9400) Chris Meadows
Cowen Group (+1 617 946 3869) Brian Perry

Note to Editors
ABOUT IQE ( 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 comprises eight operating facilities located in Cardiff (two), Milton Keynes and Bath in the UK; in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Somerset, New Jersey and Spokane, Washington in the USA; and Singapore. The Group also has 11 sales offices located in major economic centres worldwide.