IQE presents technical papers at global defense, security and sensing conference

06 May 2014


Cardiff, 6 May 2014 - IQE plc (AIM: IQE), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services to the semiconductor industry, this week presents a series of papers on recent key developments in infrared materials technologies at the world’s premier event for advanced sensor devices, the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Technologies conference (DSS).
The three papers presented by IQE are:
Growth and characterization of 6" InSb substrates for use in large-area infrared-imaging applications
Multi-wafer growth of GaInAs photodetectors on 4" InP by MOCVD for SWIR imaging applications
Molecular beam epitaxy grown GaSb-based IR photodetectors
SPIE.DSS runs from 6 to 8 May at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland, USA. For further conference information, visit the SPIE website at

Technical/Sales: IQE USA (+1 610 972 1488) Amy Liu
Technical/Sales: IQE Infrared (+44 19 0821 0444) Mark Furlong
Press: IQE plc (+44 29 2083 9400) Chris Meadows

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, 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 a number of manufacturing and R&D facilities facilities worldwide.