IQE provides epitaxy services to major chip manufacturers. Our services for silicon based epitaxy include:
- Strained Silicon
- Blanket Epitaxy
- Selective Epitaxy
- Raised Source / Drain
Typically, silicon based epitaxy is a mid process step where part processed wafers are supplied by customers for Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) of epi films to precisely defined specifications.
The need for enhanced performance from silicon based technologies is driving the increasing use of epitaxy.
IQE is recognised as leading player in Strained Silicon technology
Materials technologies are likely to be way for Moore’s Law to continue to hold true. As demand for computer processing power continues to increase, the same drivers appear as for RF components for mobile devices
IQE has a number of customer driven and funded R&D programmes for next generation microprocessors and potential terabyte storage products
Advanced silicon and III-V materials hold the promise to become technology of choice if they can leverage both manufacturing and design infrastructure”
IQE is also part of major US DARPA funded programme to develop III-V s on Silicon