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Compound Semiconductor Centre wins Made in Wales award

10 October 2018

CSC award

The Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC), a joint venture between Cardiff University and IQE, has won the award for ‘Collaboration’ at the Insider Media Made in Wales Awards.

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.

Dr Wyn Meredith, Managing Director of CSC said:

“The CSC and our partners are extremely pleased to win this award ahead of tough competition from GE Aviation and Creo Medical who were also shortlisted.  

“The award recognises the impact of close and focused collaboration between businesses, academia and government agencies.

“I would also like to extend my congratulations to SPTS who also won the title of Manufacturer of the Year. The fact that representatives from the compound semiconductor cluster scooped two awards is testament to the growing importance of our industry sector to the regional economy.”

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

The CSC builds on research undertaken at Cardiff University's Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS), to develop innovative new materials and technologies that enable a wide range of new and emerging applications.

The ICS at Cardiff University enables researchers and industry to work together to meet consumer demand by progressing academic research to a point where it can be introduced reliably and quickly into the production environment.

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

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