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Dr. Rodney Pelzel

CTO
IQE

Biography

Dr. Rodney Pelzel is the Chief Technology Officer at IQE, the leading supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry

Rodney has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, with deep expertise in semiconductor materials engineering and the epitaxial growth of compound semiconductors. Rodney joined IQE as a Production Engineer in 2000 and during his first twelve years at IQE he held various engineering and operational management roles focusing on scaling leading edge epitaxial technology for high volume manufacturing for wireless applications.

In 2012, Rodney was appointed as head of R&D for the IQE Group and was tasked with creating unique materials solutions that enable IQE’s customers and provided them with a competitive edge. Throughout his career, Rodney has been involved in numerous new product introductions, including IQE’s highly successful launch of 6” VCSELs for consumer applications.

Rodney is a chemical engineer by training and graduated from the University of Colorado in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree (high distinction) in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (surface chemistry of semiconductors, GaAs and Si) from the University of California in 2000. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Scientist, and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, with his work widely published and a co-inventor of 30+ patents.

Company Profile

IQE

IQE is the leading supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry that enable a diverse range of applications across mobile handsets, global telecoms infrastructure, smart connected devices, electric vehicles, infrared and sensing applications.

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