Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

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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