IQE wins Company of the Year title at 2018 Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards

31 January 2018

Cardiff, 31 January 2018: IQE plc (AIM:  IQE, “IQE” or the “Group”), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services to the semiconductor industry, has won the title of Company of the Year at the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards 2018.

The award, sponsored by Grant Thornton, was presented during a gala ceremony in London, in recognition of IQE’s technology leadership in the supply of advanced compound semiconductor wafers.

IQE Quoted Cie Award 2018
Julia Hartley-Brewer, Phil Rasmussen (IQE) & Philip Secrett at the 2018 Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards

Each year the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s leading smaller companies.


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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 smartphones and wireless infrastructure, Wi-Fi, base stations, GPS, and satellite communications; optical communications, optical storage, printing, 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.