Low energy plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition (LEPECVD) is a deposition technique developed for the epitaxy of Si and SiGe at ultra-high deposition rates. Due to a high current plasma discharge composed of low energy particles, a high plasma enhancement can be obtained without any accompanying plasma induced damage of the wafer surface. The most important application of LEPECVD so far is for compositionally graded relaxed SiGe buffer layers. Such relaxed buffer layers are demonstrated with end composition up to pure Ge and with a growth time below 1 hour. A p-type hetero-MOSFET formed in a SiGe channel compressively strained to a Si0.5Ge0.5 relaxed buffer layer, is demonstrated as one example where the high growth rates of LEPECVD allows the synthesis of devices which cannot be produced with an acceptable throughput with conventional deposition methods. The room temperature effective hole mobility of 760 cm2/Vs obtained on such devices demonstrates a high structural and electrical quality of the LEPECVD material.