CS Connected Seminar at Newport Wafer Fab

Newport Wafer Fab

Under the umbrella of the Festival of Innovation Wales, Newport Wafer Fab hosted over 100 guests from across the semiconductor supply chain.

The goal of the June conference was to spread the message of the creation of the world’s first Compound Semiconductor Cluster right here in Wales.

The CS Connected companies educated representatives from across the sector including leading universities, existing and potential customers, Welsh / UK Government agencies and key supply chain partners. Many networks and collaborations were catalysed by the Welsh Festival of Innovation event.

The organisations involved were Cardiff University, Swansea University, Compound Semiconductor Centre, the CSA Catapult, IQE PLC, Newport Wafer Fab, SPTS and Microsemi.

This unique inter-company collaboration is already launching technologies which will be at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. The CS Cluster can potentially create up to over 2000 high-tech careers and can play a significant part in shifting the Welsh GVA.

Sam Evans, a Newport Wafer Fab Director said: “The post conference feedback has been excellent. The CS Cluster concept is a compelling one, bringing together a unique collection of specialist organisations. The event has started and progressed so many opportunities.”