CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS – January 19th, 2016 – EpiWorks, a leading compound semiconductor wafer company has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with II-VI Incorporated. II-VI (Nasdaq: IIVI) is a global leader focused on providing engineered materials, including ZnSe, ZnS and SiC, while EpiWorks’ specializes in GaAs and InP materials.