IQE Plc develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor materials worldwide. The company operates through the following segments: Wireless, Photonics and Electronics. Its products are used in many consumer, communication, computing and industrial applications, including a complete range of water products for the wireless industry, which include mobile handset and wireless infrastructure, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, base stations, GPS, and satellite communications; optical communications, optical storage, laser optical mouse, laser printers and photocopiers, thermal imagers, leading-edge medical products, barcode, high efficiency LEDs and a variety of advanced silicon based systems. The company also provides bespoke R and D services to deliver customized materials for specific applications and offers specialist technical staff to manufacture to specification either at its own facilities or on the customer's own sites. IQE was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Cardiff, the United Kingdom.