CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS – February 1, 2008 – EpiWorks, a leading developer and manufacturer of compound semiconductor epitaxial wafers, has received ISO 9001:2000 certification from Quality System Registrars, Inc. (QSR).

“Achieving ISO 9001:2000 certification validates our history of providing industry-leading quality in epitaxial wafer manufacturing, but more importantly, affirms our dedication to maintaining these standards and continual improvement,” said Quesnell Hartmann, President at EpiWorks.

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EpiWorks, Inc. develops and manufactures compound semiconductor epitaxial wafers for application in optical components, wireless devices and high-speed communication systems. The company’s products provide these applications additional performance, such as greater bandwidth, higher power efficiency and better reliability. EpiWorks’ business model includes high-level customer interaction and co-development to rapidly advanced its customers’ technology capability and product performance.