Why IQE?

IQE is the leading global supplier of compound semiconductor wafers that enable a diverse range of applications across:

  • Mobile handsets
  • Global telecoms infrastructure
  • Connected devices
  • Infrared sensing and imaging

With a 30-year, proven track record in epitaxy, IQE has invested in significant capacity in recent years to fuel anticipated growth in demand for compound semiconductors, driven by the macro trends of 5G and connected devices.

The superior performance qualities of compound semiconductors make them essential to these macro trends:

  • Higher power ranges
  • Higher frequency ranges
  • Ability to emit and detect light

As a scaled global epitaxy wafer manufacturer, IQE is uniquely positioned in this growth market with high barriers to entry:

  • Breadth of customers – IQE supplies the whole market and is agnostic to the winners and losers at chip and OEM level
  • Intellectual property portfolio – knowhow and patents that produce superior quality, yields and unit economics

Our market opportunity

We see huge potential for market growth over the next 5 years based on the macro trends that are driving demand for IQE’s broad range of technologies. These include:

Technology roadmap – growth enabled innovation

Delivering shareholder value

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