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IQE wins $3m in contracts for IR division

Increasing demand for InSb and GaSb substrate materials

IQE's IR business unit received record volume purchase orders in March this year worth just over $3M, to be delivered over the next twelve months.

The orders were for InSb and GaSb substrate materials from three long-term customers of IQE's IR business unit and are for various specifications of InSb and GaSb substrate materials. These include large diameter products that are used to fabricate state-of-the art infrared detector products. 

InSb and GaSb are key materials for a wide range of infrared detector technologies in consumer, defence, security, medical and industrial imaging applications.

IQE Infrared is a market leader in the supply of antimonide materials to the IR detector industry, with IQE's US (Galaxy Compound Semiconductors) and UK (Wafer Technology) operations providing its customers with a secure dual source of 2inch -5inch InSb and GaSb wafers. 

IQE has the world's largest antimonide wafer production capacity, using multiple production tools (pullers), volume double side polishing platforms and state-of-the art product metrology.

Mark Furlong, VP of IQE's IR business unit, commented: "We are pleased to have received these new orders as they reflect the high quality of the antimonide substrate products that we supply as well as the confidence that our customers have in Galaxy Compound Semiconductors and Wafer Technology to support their longer term requirements for a wide range of InSb and GaSb substrate materials up to 5inch in diameter." 

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