Thought for the month

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Maire Curie, Scientist (1867-1934).

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

IQE one stop shop

Last month, wafer producer IQE announced the purchase of Kopin’s compound semiconductor epiwafer manufacturing business (Kopin Wireless) placing them in a dominant position in the market. The company can now just as easily perform MOCVD processes as it can MBE, supplying the most appropriate wafer for whatever device. The acquisition gives the Cardiff based company a market leading position in MOCVD HBTs; a wider customer base (including Skyworks Solutions, Inc.) and a Taiwan manufacturing facility providing increased access the growing Asian semiconductor market. IQE will pay $75 million for Kopin Wireless.

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