IQE Appoints GlobalFoundries Executive as CEO

A silicon wafer is displayed in San Jose, Calif. on March 23, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

British technology firm IQE PLC announced the appointment of Americo Lemos as CEO, effective January 10, 2022.

Lemos joins IQE from the executive team of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., a semiconductor designer and manufacturer.

In 2020, Drew Nelson announced plans to step down. As previously announced, Nelson will retain an advisory and ambassadorial role for the business as a Non-Executive Director on the Board, with the title of President.

appointment follows an extensive search process led by Phil Smith, interim Executive Chairman of IQE.

IQE makes semiconductor wafers for chips used in Apple Inc. products.

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By Anusuya Lahiri

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