Compound Semiconductor Centre wins at 2017 TechWorks Awards
27 November 2017
The Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC), a joint venture between IQE plc and Cardiff University, has claimed the Research and Collaboration title at the 2017 TechWorks Awards.
Sponsored by the Science & Technology Facilities Council, the award was presented during a gala ceremony in London in recognition of CSC’s multiple collaborative R&D programme wins, positioning South Wales as the go-to place for the development, innovation and manufacture of advanced compound semiconductor (CS) related products.
Dr Wyn Meredith, Director of CSC, said: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious UK award. Collaboration is the DNA of the Compound Semiconductor Centre, enabling a wide range of business and academic partners to develop new CS-based technologies from prototyping through to commercial realisation...”
CSC was founded in 2015 as a joint venture between Cardiff University and Cardiff-headquartered CS specialists IQE plc. It works with the University’s Institute for Compound Semiconductors to accelerate the commercialisation of CS research.
Professor Rudolf Allemann, Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, said :“The Compound Semiconductor Centre is a crucial part of our contribution to the region’s compound semiconductor cluster...”
Based in Cardiff, CSC is a vital milestone towards developing a world-class CS cluster in South Wales.
Recent R&D wins include:
- Project SUPER8, a £1.1m collaborative R&D project under Innovate UK, which focuses on the development of new ultra-high speed transceiver platform to service the enormous growth market in optical data communications in hyper-scale cloud data centres
- Project CS MAGIC (Compound Semiconductor MAGnetic Integrated Circuits), which focuses on the development of new ultra-sensitive magneto-sensors with integrated electronics.
An overview of some of the projects awarded is available on the CSC website.