IQE Plc develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor materials worldwide. Its products are used in many consumer, communication, computing and industrial applications. The company's products include 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. IQE was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Cardiff, the United Kingdom.