IQE wins place at GREAT innovation Festival in Hong Kong

01 March 2018

Cardiff, 1 March 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 a place at the GREAT Innovation Festival to be held in Hong Kong from 21-24 March 2018.

The chance to represent the best of British innovation, sponsored by PwC, was presented during a launch event in London last week. IQE was selected as winner from entrants across the UK because of its global impact and technology leadership in the supply of advanced compound semiconductor wafers.

Kevin Burrowes, Head of Clients and Markets at PwC announced on social media: “And the #GREATInnovation @PwC_UK winner was IQE. Amazing company based in Wales that produces innovative components that are in almost all mobile phones.  Well done and look forward to seeing them in Hong Kong late March at @GREATBritain festival of Innovation.”

As overall winner, IQE will be represented at the four day festival in Hong Kong, participating in a number of events demonstrating the “Best of British” to wide business, academic and government audience from the UK, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea and the wider South East Asia region.

The Festival will provide IQE with a unique opportunity to meet potential new business partners whilst also further raising its profile across a wider network including government agencies and the investment community.

PwC, one of the sponsors of the GREAT Innovation Festival, will accompany IQE and facilitate a range of promotional and business matching activities.






IQE Press/Investors: Chris Meadows (44) 2920-839-400




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.