AES Semigas


3 November 2022

IQE signs three-year wireless epi supply agreement with AWSC

Epiwafer and substrate maker IQE plc of Cardiff, Wales, UK has signed a multi-year agreement with compound semiconductor wafer foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) for the supply of epiwafers for wireless applications.

AWSC has been a partner of IQE for over 20 years. This three-year supply agreement covers epitaxial wafers spanning a range of AWSC’s wireless products, including those that enable 4G and 5G mobile handsets and WiFi products.

IQE says that the agreement provides it with diversification opportunities into mass-market power amplifier products. IQE and AWSC will also partner on the design and development of solutions for next-generation wireless applications.

Picture: From left to right: Simon Dann (IQE Taiwan general manager), Kevin Huang (IQE APAC sales VP), Kooky Xue (AWSC sales & marketing manager), Americo Lemos (IQE CEO), Eric Huang (AWSC president), Chi Hsieh (IQE Taiwan chairman) and Wesley Huang (IQE Taiwan senior advisor).

“This strategic partnership agreement, our first with AWSC, represents IQE’s new approach to business,” says IQE’s CEO Americo Lemos. “AWSC and IQE are building upon our long-standing relationship to accelerate innovation by bringing new solutions to serve the growing markets of smart connected devices and automotive,” he adds.

“At AWSC, we continuously work on process improvement and new technology development to meet our customers’ requirements,” says AWSC’s president Eric Huang. “Our partnership with IQE enables us to create leading-edge solutions and to transition them seamlessly to volume production,” he adds. “We are happy to extend and expand our relationship with IQE.”




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