24 August 2011

IQE appoints head of sales & marketing for Asia Pacific

Epiwafer foundry and substrate maker IQE plc of Cardiff, Wales, UK has appointed Norio Hayafuji as head of sales & marketing for the Asia Pacific region.

Hayafuji has more than 27 years of experience in manufacturing, business development, sales & marketing and general management within compound semiconductor technology companies including Mitsubishi Electric, Procomp and Century Epitech.

Based at the IQE’s Singapore facility, he will coordinate sales & marketing activities and provide a technical focus for wireless, optoelectronic and photovoltaic products across the Asia Pacific customer base.

“We confidently expect China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan to become major global powers in emerging technologies over the next decade,” says CEO & president Dr Drew Nelson. “We already have a considerable presence in the Far East, with a solid customer base and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The appointment of an acknowledged industry expert with extensive knowledge and experience of our industry in the region will help ensure that IQE is well positioned to exploit this growth potential,” he adds.

IQE’s wireless portfolio includes III-V PHEMT, HBT, and BiFET  epi-wafers grown by MBE and MOCVD at IQE’s manufacturing sites in the US, UK, and Singapore.

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