Semiconductor provider opens new facility

II-VI Incorporated has opened a new facility for epitaxial wafer manufacturing in Illinois, US

II-VI Incorporated, a US-based manufacturer of compound semiconductor epitaxial wafers, has made a significant investment and opened a new high-tech compound semiconductor material center of excellence.

These products serve growing markets and are at the core of 3D sensing, optical networking, wireless communications and power electronics.

Quesnell Hartmann, general manager and cofounder of II-VI EpiWorks said: “The completion of this phase in our expansion provides us with the critical infrastructure to scale our production, advance our technology and enable us to serve the rapidly growing demand from our global customer base.”

“II-VI and the State of Illinois have formed a strong partnership, sharing a vision that businesses with leading edge technology and advanced manufacturing capabilities are the most competitive in the long-term,” said Dr Chuck Mattera, President and CEO, II-VI Incorporated.

“With support from Illinois, we expect to continue to invest in this Champaign facility, by adding state-of-the-art manufacturing capacity, improving process capabilities, broadening the product portfolio and recruiting and developing a lot of talent to fill the anticipated growth in jobs and opportunities for career growth.”

II-VI develops and manufactures compound semiconductor epitaxial wafers that enable devices to achieve high bandwidth, power efficiency and reliability. II-VI’s global compound semiconductor production capabilities include multipurposed 6 inch wafer fabs with both epitaxy and device fabrication capabilities for GaAs, SiC and InP compound semiconductors.