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Epitaxial Products International Ltd

Epitaxial Products International has established itself as the World leading supplier of advanced III-V compound semiconductor epi-wafers built to precise customer specifications. The Cardiff based company was originally founded in 1988 as a subsidiary of Shell Ventures UK ltd but became independent limited company in 1996 as part of a management buy-out by its co-founders and executive directors. Epitaxial Products International Ltd utilises the latest technology and state of the art materials to produce a wide range of advanced semiconductor structures for the micro-electronics and opto-electronics industries. The firm’s manufacturing facility was purpose built for compound semiconductor epitaxial wafer supply and currently has a capacity of almost 80,000 wafers per annum although expansion plans are already in place to help double the size and capacity of the existing facility.

The company has a wide customer base and it is perhaps pertinent to note that the company’s reputation has provided that many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers routinely use Epitaxial Products International Ltd as their primary source for epitaxial wafers. The firm also operates out of New Hampshire in the United States to meet the demands of its rapidly expanding business operations in North America. The company’s continued commitment to excellence and sustained success was formally recognised in 1997 when it was presented with the best small and medium enterprise at Wales’ Quality Awards. Epitaxial Products International Ltd has also just recently announced a merger and subsequent stock market flotation with a leading American company providing further evidence that Wales can produce successful indigenous firms.

Growth: 38.8%