SemiNex extends epitaxial growth options with IQE

SemiNex Corporation, a leading supplier of high-power InP lasers in the 1300 to 1700 nm range is pleased to announce an expanded business relationship with IQE’s Photonics Business Unit which brings additional capacity to the laser product market.

SemiNex Epitaxial WaferSemiNex has experienced rapid growth and market share improvements over the past two years with business more than tripling in that time frame. This is due in part to the fabless business model and SemiNex’s ability to offer quick product development. SemiNex utilizes best-in-class outsourcing for critical components including the highest quality of epitaxial material grown by IQE to SemiNex's exacting specifications. This business approach allows SemiNex to scale its operations while controlling cost, maintaining quality and exceeding customers’ expectations.

Neal Stoker, SemiNex VP of Sales and Marketing, shares that this business model allows the company to be innovative when faced with specific customer request. “Having IQE as a partner in the supply chain allows us to be more responsive, more creative and quicker to market.”

Dr. John Callahan, Ph.D. states, “For several years IQE has supplied SemiNex with superior product. Their quality, attention to detail, and flexibility has allowed SemiNex to expand its business offerings. We are thankful for this partnership and we look forward to working together for several years to come.”

Andrew Joel, Business Development Director at IQE Photonics adds, “We are proud to supply SemiNex with our wafers; we believe that their strong commitment to continuous improvement and innovation embodies and furthers our own values and commitments. The expansion of Photonics from traditional core markets into new high volume consumer segments presents an exciting opportunity for both companies.”

SemiNex provides customers with the most innovative laser diodes with best-in-class power and efficiency with wavelengths between 1300 and 1700 nm. For more information, see


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SemiNex Corporation designs and manufactures high-power semiconductor lasers for use in military, medical, and industrial applications. SemiNex's unique product designs enable lasers with high powers and improved thermal performance. SemiNex diode technology dramatically lowers the cost per watt of laser power, especially compared to alternate technologies such as solid-state lasers and fiber lasers.

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About IQE:

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IQE is the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers with products that cover a diverse range of applications, supported by an innovative outsourced foundry services portfolio that allows the Group to provide a 'one stop shop' for the wafer needs of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers.

IQE uses advanced crystal growth technology (epitaxy) to manufacture and supply bespoke semiconductor wafers 'epi-wafers' to the major chip manufacturing companies, who then use these wafers to make the chips which form the key components of virtually all high technology systems. IQE is unique in being able to supply wafers using all of the leading crystal growth technology platforms. IQE's products are found in many leading-edge consumer, communication, computing and industrial applications, including a complete range of wafer products for the wireless industry, such as mobile handsets and wireless infrastructure, Wi-Fi, base stations, GPS, and satellite communications, optical communications, optical storage, laser optical mouse, laser printers & photocopiers, thermal imagers, leading-edge medical products, barcode, ultra high brightness LEDs, a variety of advanced silicon based systems and high efficiency concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells.

The manufacturers of these chips are increasingly seeking to outsource wafer production to specialist foundries such as IQE in order to reduce overall wafer costs and accelerate time to market. IQE also provides bespoke R&D services to deliver customized materials for specific applications and offers specialist technical staff to manufacture to specification either at its own facilities or on the customer's own sites. The Group is also able to leverage its global purchasing volumes to reduce the cost of raw materials. In this way IQE's outsourced services provide compelling benefits in terms of flexibility and predictability of cost, thereby significantly reducing operating risk.

IQE operates a number of manufacturing and R&D facilities worldwide.

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