IQE’s Infrared division presents at DSS

20 April 2015

IQE presents three invited papers at SPIE DSS in Baltimore

Cardiff, UK, 20 April 2015 - IQE plc (AIM: IQE; "IQE", the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services to the semiconductor industry, will present a series of invited papers on recent key developments in advanced infrared technologies at SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Technologies conference (DSS).

The IQE Group established a strong presence at SPIE DSS with the presentation of a number of invited papers based on developments and commercialisation of advanced infrared materials:
• MBE growth of Sb-based bulk nBn infrared photodetector structures on ≥6" GaSb substrates
• Growth and characterization of ≥6" epitaxy-ready GaSb substrates for use in large-area infrared detector applications
• A study of doping influences on transmission of large-diameter gallium antimonide substrates for long-wave (LWIR) to very long wavelength (VLWIR) infrared applications
SPIE DSS runs from 21 to 23 April at the Convention Center in Baltimore, USA and is expected to attract around 6,000 visitors. 

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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.