Compound Semiconductor Centre

Home of 21st Century Technologies

The Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC) is Europe's new home for product, services and skills development in compound semiconductor technologies. Providing cutting-edge facilities that help researchers and industry work together CSC, based in Wales, will position Cardiff as the UK and European leader in compound semiconductors. CSC is a joint venture between compound semiconductor specialists IQE and Cardiff University.

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Compound Semiconductors are a Key Enabling Technology (“KET”) for the economic growth drivers identified in the European Commission’s “Horizon 2020” economic growth strategy, aimed at the re industrialisation of the EU. The Compound Semiconductor Center will place Wales in centre-stage in Europe for the next semiconductor revolution.