IQE Receives Gold Supplier Award from BAE Systems

10 April 2019

Cardiff, UK. 10 April 2019: IQE plc (AIM:  IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and material solutions to the semiconductor industry, announced it won a Gold Tier Award for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2018 for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems Sector. IQE was honored at a ceremony held in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 2, 2019, and was selected from a pool of more than 750 suppliers that worked with BAE Systems in 2018.

Daily Hill, Senior VP and Head of IQE’s Wireless Business Unit, said:

“It is a great honor to receive this Gold Supplier Award, which recognises IQE’s dedication to providing the highest quality products and services to its customers. The award is testament to the talented IQE team and their commitment to excellence.”

BAE Systems’ Partner 2 Win program is designed to achieve operational excellence and eliminate defects in its supply chain by raising the bar of performance expectations to meet the demand of current and future customers. As part of the program, BAE Systems meets regularly with its suppliers at their locations to transfer best practices to ensure that the components and materials that compose BAE Systems products meet the highest quality standards.

Jeremy Tondreault, Vice President of Operations for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems Sector, said:

“Recognition of our top-tier suppliers underscores BAE Systems’ commitment to delivering the highest quality products on-time and on-budget, in order to meet the demand of our customers. We are proud to partner with companies – including IQE – who are dedicated to delivering the products that protect the warfighter on the battlefield and civilians who rely on the safety of commercial transportation.”

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(L-R) Jeremy Tondreault, BAE Systems (VP, Operations); Alan Fuller, IQE (Sales Manager); Daily Hill, IQE (Senior VP and Head of IQE’s Wireless Business Unit); Mike Lewis, BAE Systems (VP, Quality)


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About BAESystems

BAE Systems provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace, and security solutions. The company employs a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 employees worldwide and operations in 30 U.S. states. Working with customers and local partners, BAE Systems develops, engineers, manufactures, and supports products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

About IQE

IQE is the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers that enable 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, and satellite communications; optical communications, optical storage, printing, thermal imagers, leading-edge medical technologies, automotive and aerospace technologies, a variety of advanced silicon based systems and high efficiency concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells.

IQE operates multiple manufacturing and R&D facilities worldwide.