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IQE honoured at the European Business Awards

ESTnet Premier Members IQE plc, the leading manufacturer of advanced semiconductor wafer products for the global semiconductor industry, were honoured at the exclusive European Business Awards in London before Christmas.

IQE was one of the 55 firms chosen by a panel of independent judges, including senior businesses and academic leaders, to be 'National Champions' in Europe’s largest business competition, in recognition of its close work with the Welsh Government and Cardiff University to achieve a number of key milestones in developing an advanced, high-tech manufacturing capability with the vision of establishing the world’s first Compound Semiconductor Cluster in Wales.

IQE will now represent the UK in the next stage and put forward a video giving a powerful insight into the story of its business and success. Competing against all other country National Champions for the public vote, the company with the most votes will be named ‘National Public Champion’ for The UK at the Gala Final in spring 2017.

The first phase of the online voting is now open. Please visit to vote for IQE. 

The second public vote will see all of the National Public Champions from different countries compete against each other to become the overall European Public Champion.

The European Business Awards was set up to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. This year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries.

Photo caption: Chris Meadows, of IQE (middle) and co-Chair of the ESTnet, collecting the “National Champions” certificate from representatives of sponsors RSM at the European Business Awards UK National Champion event.