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16 January 2024

IQE appoints VP of government affairs

Epiwafer and substrate maker IQE plc of Cardiff, Wales, UK has appointed Rina Pal-Goetzen as VP of government affairs.

In this newly created role, Pal-Goetzen is responsible for shaping IQE’s response to global geopolitics and will pursue opportunities created by government-led initiatives worldwide, such as the US CHIPS Act, UK National Semiconductor Strategy and European Chips Act. IQE is at the core of the global supply chain and she will lead IQE’s efforts to engage with regional and local governments and stakeholders to champion the firm and the broader compound semiconductor industry.

Rina has over 15 years of experience in legal, trade, IP and government affairs with specific experience in the semiconductor sector. She was previously director of global policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), where she worked with major global chip companies, industry associations, and government agencies to promote innovation and competitiveness in the semiconductor industry. IQE reckons that her expertise will be highly valuable as it aims to grow and increase its presence internationally.

“Semiconductors are vital to the global economy and play a critical role in national security. We are witnessing supply chain regionalization and governments are responding by developing national strategies, such as the US CHIPS Act, UK National Semiconductor Strategy and European Chips Act,” notes CEO Americo Lemos. “Rina’s expertise in dealing with international policymakers and regulators will be highly valuable as IQE continues to engage with government agencies globally.”

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