Compound Semiconductor Centre wins collaboration title

Compound Semiconductor Centre Limited (CSC), the joint venture between IQE plc and Cardiff University, has scooped the title for collaboration at the Insider Media Made in Wales Award.

The award was presented to CSC during a gala awards ceremony held at Cardiff City Hall on Thursday 4th October.

The title was awarded for the breadth and scope of the company’s collaborations, particularly within the emerging regional compound semiconductor cluster (CSconnected) with partners including; IQE,SPTS, Microsemi, Newport Wafer Fab, Cardiff University, Swansea University, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal and Welsh Government.

In the last 18 months CSC has secured and initiated nine collaborative R&D projects (worth > £6M) in a range applications including Telecommunications, Power Electronics, Sensing, Healthcare and Quantum Technologies.

The CSC typically concentrates on delivering opportunities that are 1-3 years from market exploitation through well-defined delivery paths made possible by effective collaboration with our project partners. CSC is currently engaged with 4 UK universities, 2 UK research organizations and 15 UK industrial partners in co-creation of new processes, products and device applications.