IQE has announced that it has successfully begun the production of wireless products for Asian supply chains and received additional orders for that market.
As the company previously announced, due to the current trade situation between the US and China, supply chains are being redeveloped around the globe. This has had an impact on sale volumes, according to IQE, as global customers adjust to these new supply chain situations and the company becomes qualified in these new supply chains.
The company is now qualified with a major customer in Asia for heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) that are used as power amplifiers in mobile handsets, Wi-Fi hotspots and other wireless devices. Initial production for this customer has begun and additional qualification of higher production capacity is underway from the newly installed capacity at the company’s facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
The company’s Singapore operation has also completed the qualification of a new Asian customer for pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistors (pHEMTs) that are also used in wireless devices and networks. It has already received initial orders for production.
Dr Wayne Johnson, Executive VP, Global Business Development, Wireless and Emerging Products, commented: “These new qualifications for Asian supply chains reflect the strength of IQE’s global manufacturing footprint, our leading product portfolio and our ability to quickly respond to the rapidly changing supply chain dynamics.”