Soitec SA engages in generating and manufacturing of revolutionary semiconductor materials for electronic and energy industries. The company's products are mainly microprocessors, micro-controllers, integrated circuits for wireless applications, opto-electronic circuits and high-resolution miniature liquid crystal screens. It operates through three business segments: Electronics Business, Solar Energy Business and Lighting Business. The Electronics Business segment manufactures and sells silicon on insulator wafers primarily for the semiconductor industry. The Solar Energy Business segment manufactures and sells concentrating photovoltaic modules while also designing and building Photovoltaic installations. The Lighting Business segment develops materials for the production of light emitting diodes. The company was founded by Jean-Michel Lamure and André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé in 1992 and is headquartered in Bernin, France.