Thought for the month

“To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.” Lao Tzu, philosopher (6th century BCE).

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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