Automotive manufacturers are integrating advanced optical, wireless, computing and power electronic systems into new and established vehicle platforms, resulting in improved safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency for the consumer.
IQE empowers automotive semiconductor suppliers with reliable and innovative epitaxial wafer and substrate materials. Our technologies leverage our powerful IP portfolio to enable our customers to advance their sensing, connectivity, computing and drive train systems for:
- Safety and comfort through improved advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilising radar, LiDAR, and optical imaging
- 5G / WiFi / Bluetooth Connected Car enabling communication and data in and outside the vehicle, anywhere at anytime
- Satellite radio providing entertainment and news
- Telematics systems integrating GPS, traffic, and road condition information to guide drivers to destinations safely and on time
- Vehicle safety and security systems that automatically monitor and report vehicle and occupant status and locations in emergency situations
- Power train efficiency delivering range and fuel economy
Longevity and adaptability of supply with investment in new technology are key requirements of the automotive industry and IQE continues to exceed those demands. Our advanced GaInAsN VCSEL and Avalanche Photodiodes (APD) epitaxial wafers enable the core electronics of LiDAR (Light Detection & Ranging) systems for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and future autonomous vehicles. Our GaN epitaxial wafer materials are poised to advanced connected car communications as well as power efficient electronics that increase range in electric vehicles (EVs) and improve internal combustion engine (ICE) fuel economy.
IQE is committed to working towards a Quality Management System in line with IATF 16949, being the International Standard for Automotive Quality Management Systems. We will continue to work closely with our automotive customers to ensure that their specific quality requirements are met.
The matrix below demonstrates how IQE’s broad range of wireless, photonic, and infrared epitaxial wafer and substrate products address applications across the automotive market.
|Automotive Applications||RF & Power Electronics Epitaxial Wafers|
|Schottky & PIN Diode||HEMT & PIN Diode||HBT & HEMT||MOSFET BiCMOS Diode||HBT|
|Connectivity||5G/ WiFi6 / Bluetooth||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|Vehicle to Everything (V2X)||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|Mobile Radio Communications||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|Sensing||LiDAR & Radar - ADAS||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|GPS Navigation & Guidance||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|Energy||Electrical Power Conversion||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|Automotive Applications||Photonics Epitaxial Wafers|
|VCSEL||LED/LD||DFB/FP||PiN/APD||LD / LED|
|Connectivity||Fibre Optic Communications||IQE|
|Sensing||In Cabin 3D Sensing||IQE|
|Vehicle Systems Sensors||IQE||IQE||IQE|
|LiDAR & Radar - ADAS||IQE|
*ADAS - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems utilise Radio Detection And Ranging (Radar), Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR), optical imaging
*V2X - Vehicle to everything - Utilising wireless and optical technologies to connect vehicle systems to surrounding infrastructure, the Cloud, other vehicles
*V2I – Vehicle to Infrastructure - vehicle communication with their environment
*V2C – Vehicle-to-cloud communication
*V2V – Vehicle-to-vehicle communication