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First compound semiconductor community of academic institutions

Date Announced: 16 Sep 2021

CS Connected, based in Cardiff, UK, is home to the world’s first compound semiconductor community of academic institutions, prototyping facilities and global, high-volume manufacturing capabilities that collaborate across a range of research and innovation programs to bring new advanced semiconductor technologies to global market positioning Wales as a world leader in enabling new and emerging technologies.

Wales is increasingly establishing its reputation as the world leader in the technologies behind electric vehicles and optical and wireless communications for 5G and beyond. The region is soon to be home to two brand new research and innovation facilities boasting around 6,000m2 of high-tech working space including advanced clean rooms and labs.

The Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Manufacturing (CISM) at Swansea University’s Bay campus will focus on multiple semiconductor platforms for healthcare and a net zero future in applications such as clean energy systems and power electronic components that are driving the electric revolution.

Meanwhile, Cardiff University’s Translational Research Hub (TRH) at its Maindy Campus will provide world-class facilities for advanced communications and sensing technologies based on integrated compound semiconductors.

Swansea University is currently recruiting students onto a newly launched MSc programme in Semiconductor Technology and Applications. Cardiff University already offers two MSc programmes along with PhD opportunities through its Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).

In all programmes students will have hands on laboratory experience developing knowledge and skills in device processing, characterisation and applications of compound semiconductors, building the skilled workforce of the future for the region.


Cardiff University (School of Physics & Astronomy)
United Kingdom

E-mail: https://csconnected.com/

Web Site: https://www.csconnected.com

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