CSconnected Strength in Places Fund
The CSconnected UKRI Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) project will establish south Wales as home to the world’s first compound semiconductor community, putting the region at the forefront of new and emerging technologies.
The 55-month project starting in November 2020 has a total value of £43 million, supported by £25 million of UKRI funds, with the balance of investments provided by project partners.
The SIPF project is building on south Wales’s strengths in advanced semiconductor materials and manufacturing.
It will also give the UK a global advantage in technology across sectors such as Net Zero, 5G communications and autonomous vehicles.
The aim is to support South Wales’s compound semiconductor industry in creating 3,000 jobs by 2025, increasing its direct contribution to the local economy to £265 million per year, and improving skills among the local population.
- Next generation optical communications and sensing
- Large Scale GaAs-based wafer manufacturing
- Novel and efficient CS Wafer Fabrication Tools
- Advanced processes for 5G and EAV systems.
The project partners are: