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IQE appoints SVP communications infrastructure and security


Peter Rabbeni to lead IQE’s expansion within the communications infrastructure, data centre, and aerospace and security

Compound semiconductor wafer firm IQE has appointed Peter Rabbeni as SVP, communications infrastructure and security business unit. In this role, Rabbeni will lead IQE’s expansion within the communications infrastructure, data centre, and aerospace and security markets.

Rabbeni brings decades of experience in the semiconductor industry to IQE. He has significant executive experience in business development and sales across the wireless industry, underpinned by a background in product design and engineering. These qualities make him the ideal candidate to grow IQE’s presence across its key growth markets.

He joins IQE after over a decade in executive roles at GlobalFoundries, where he was most recently responsible for foundry sales partnerships and business development. In this position he led regional strategy for growing foundry sales partnerships and business development, as well as restructuring the Aerospace and Defence segment. Before this, he was VP of the Wireless Infrastructure and Satellite Communications business unit.

Prior to joining GF, Rabbeni held various leadership roles at IBM, as well as engineering positions at Ericsson and Raytheon.

Americo Lemos, CEO of IQE plc, commented: "Peter is an industry expert with a solid track record of success across global businesses including GlobalFoundries, IBM and Raytheon. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the semiconductor ecosystem and deep customer relationships to IQE. His vast experience will help drive value creation and value capture for IQE, and enable us to deliver our strategic goals.’’

Rabbeni commented: "Compound semiconductors are a tremendously exciting technology with huge growth potential across multiple applications. I look forward to partnering with IQE’s customers and industry-leading experts to deliver innovation and success.’’

Peter Rabbeni as Senior Vice President, Communications Infrastructure and Security

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