Vice President of Strategic
David Cheskis serves as Vice President of Strategic at IQE, responsible for epitaxial products across all of IQE business units that are focused on addressing communications, connectivity and interactivity. Dr. Cheskis started the world’s first 6-inch GaAs VCSEL wafer foundry at ANADIGICS (subsequently acquired by II-VI Inc.) and is an expert in semiconductor, optoelectronics and communications technologies, products and markets. Dr. Cheskis earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
IQE is the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers that enable a diverse range of applications, supported by an innovative outsourced foundry services portfolio that allows the Group to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for the wafer needs of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers.
IQE uses advanced crystal growth technology (epitaxy) to manufacture and supply bespoke semiconductor wafers ‘epi-wafers’ to the major chip manufacturing companies, who then use these wafers to make the chips which form the key components of virtually all high technology systems. IQE is unique in being able to supply wafers using all of the leading crystal growth technology platforms.
IQE’s products are found in many leading-edge consumer, communication, computing and industrial applications, including a complete range of wafer products for the wireless industry, such as smartphones and wireless infrastructure, Wi-Fi, base stations, and satellite communications; optical communications, optical storage, printing, thermal imagers, leading-edge medical technologies, automotive and aerospace technologies, a variety of advanced silicon based systems and high efficiency concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells.
IQE operates multiple manufacturing and R&D facilities worldwide.