Previously on CSC News



01 December 2021: Project ASSET: £1.73M additional funding to expand project in semiconductor technology and applications

12 November 2021: Compound Semiconductor Centre committed to Net Zero with power electronics innovation - page 20, Advances Wales Issue 98

14 October 2021: Compound Semiconductor Centre aligns with European technology vision

21 September 2021: Connecting the UK Power Electronics Supply Chain with Metrology

8 September 2021: Eurostars supports a new European supply chain for telecom backhaul solutions

10 August 2021: New research and education opportunities in semiconductor technologie

17 May 2021: Dr Wyn Meredith founding Director of the Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC) has been awarded an Honorary Professorship by Cardiff University

22 April 2021: New report highlights resilience of Compound Semiconductor Cluster

19 April 2021: UK establishes first industrial supply chain for high-power SiC and GaN trench devices

08 April 2021:
Professional development at the heart of Semiconductor cluster’s future growth (Cardiff University)

01 April 2021:
‘SMART expertise’ supports growing semiconductor cluster (Cardiff University)

29 March 2021: 
UK supply chain delivers commercial grade single-mode 894nm VCSELs for atomic clock applications

19 March 2021:
Dr Wyn Meredith on how Wales will be central to powering a trillion devices (Trade and Invest Wales)

17 March 2021:
Towards a trillion connected devices (Welsh Government - Trade & Invest)

11 February 2021: 
Cardiff University: Illuminating breakthroughs

03 February 2021: 
UKRI supports the Compound Semiconductor Centre Ltd (CSC) and Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) to develop a 200mm Gallium Nitride HEMT foundry process 

02 February 2021:
In the press: Quantum Technology Emerges from Theory to Mainstream in South Wales (Business News Wales)



19 December 2019:
CSC Chairman receives honour from Finland

21 November 2019:
In the press: Green Light For Industry's Problem LED

19 November 2019:
In the press: Partnership Boost For Welsh Compound Semiconductor Centre

23 October 2019: 
Report on Compound Semiconductor Cluster (CSconnected)

01 October 2019: 
Compound Semiconductor Centre and Kubos announce collaboration

10 September 2019:
In the press: Wales cluster aims to reshape global electronics (source: Financial Times)

20 August 2019: 
£1.3m funding boost for south Wales’ semiconductor industry

25 June 2019:
Compound Semiconductor Centre wins Collaboration title at Made in the UK Awards

13 June 2019:
The Compound Semiconductor Centre participates in new UK supply chain for advanced Power Electronics development

12 June 2019:
£1.3M project award to UK Gallium Nitride power consortium

03 June 2019:
The Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC), CST Global and Swansea University collaborate on semiconductor product development

30 May 2019:
Experts develop nanolasers on silicon

24 May 2019:
Compound Semiconductor Center nominated for a Made in the UK Award

28 March 2019:
Horizon 2020 in Wales: Annual Report 2018

22 March 2019: 
Ambitious plans for the world’s first Compound Semiconductor Cluster awarded seed funding

04 February 2019:
Cardiff University: EPSRC funds CS Centre for Doctoral Training

31 January 2019: 
CSC concludes pioneering VCSEL project

30 January 2019: 
Cardiff University: UK Universities Minister visits ICS

21 January 2019: 
SMARTCymru Project Awarded to the Compound Semiconductor Centre for Vertical Gallium Nitride Device Development 

08 January 2019:
CSC announces successful conclusion of Innovate UK funded ‘High Efficiency VCSELs Manufacturing” project 


06 December 2018:
In the news: Watch: highlights from Compound Semiconductor Showcase

12 November 2018: 
CSC to participate in Challenge Fund programme to develop and commercialise quantum technologies

01 November 2018:
Compound semiconductor device consortium lands Eurostars funding

05 October 2018:
Compound Semiconductor Centre wins Collaboration title at Made in Wales Awards

24 September 2018:
Compound Semiconductor Centre nominated for a Made in Wales award

30 July 2018:
EPSRC Project Wins Award

22 June 2018:
CSC presented at Swansea University Research & Innovation Awards

18 June 2018:
UK Government gathers leaders from Wales’ ‘Silicon Valley’ to discuss sector’s international potential

01 June 2018:
Cardiff University signs Innovation Campus deal

03 April 2018:
Phillip Rasmussen

26 March 2018:
In the press: Report backs innovation deal for Wales

22 March 2018:
Advanced Hall Sensors Ltd are pleased to announce the award of an IRC 2016 Phase 2 contract to develop a solution for real-time, high resolution magnetic imaging of clandestine metallic threats, after a successful proof of concept demonstration in 2017

16 March 2018:
In the press: CST Global Proves Feasibility Of SUPER8 Lasers

21 February 2018:
ICS Ltd announces new product line of high speed InGaAs-InAlAs PIN and APD detectors 

19 February 2018: 
In the press: SPTS receives $37m in etch and deposition system orders from two GaAs foundries to expand RF device production capacity

12 February 2018:
CSC, IQE, CSA Catapult and Newport WaferFab to present at Wales Festival of Innovation Event in London

10 January 2018:
In the Press: Compound Semiconductor Centre joins as Industry Partner to CoInnovate 2018


14 December 2017: 
Project award to UK Compound Semiconductor high resolution Magneto-imaging consortium

08 December 2017:
In the press: The Ultimate Magnetic Sensor? (source: 

05 December 2017
CoInnovate 2018 Attracts World-Leading Innovators and Disruptors for Collaboration Conference

24 November 2017
CSC wins Research and Collaboration title at 2017 Techworks Awards

15 November 2017
Project award to UK Compound Semiconductor MAGIC consortium 

03 November 2017:
IQE and Cardiff University wins Economic Impact title at 2017 Business and Education Partnerships Awards 

26 October 2017: 
In the news: Infineon selling IR Newport manufacturing site to new firm Neptune 6

12 September 2017:
£1M development project award to UK datacomms consortium

11 September 2017: 
In the press: Historic signing seals worlds first Compound Semiconductor Cluster in South East Wales

31 August 2017:
In the press: UK Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult appoints CEO

14 July 2017:
In the press: Cardiff Capital Region City Deal leaders agree to the creation of special purpose vehicle to support Compound Semiconductor project

10 July 2017:
CS Connected unites cluster (source: Cardiff University)

05 July 2017:
Compound Semiconductor Cluster in South Wales strengthened by multiple R&D programme wins

03 July 2017:
Cluster open for business

12 June 2017:
Cardiff hosts international VCSEL technology event  

01 June 2017:
In the press: Semiconductor maker IQE eyes a market in optical sensors 

08 May 2017:
In the press: £38m for Newport foundry to make new technology behind 5G

07 April 2017: 
In the press: Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult launches non-executive board

31 March 2017: 
In the press: "New Masters in Compound Semiconductor Electronics and Physics at Cardiff University" 

20 February 2017:
Cardiff scientists in £4m bid to find tomorrow’s technologies

16 February 2017:
Kevin Crofton appointed chairman of UK's Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult

30 January 2017:
Cardiff University awarded £13M funding for cleanroom facilities at Institute for Compound Semiconductors

27 January 2017:
‘Great West’ region can make the UK a global leader, say Vice-Chancellors and industry leaders

09 January 2017:
In the press: IQE honoured at the European Business Awards


15 December 2016
The Compound Semiconductor Centre wins funding from The UK National Quantum Technologies Programme

05 December 2016
£10m award creates UK Compound Semiconductor hub

23 November 2016
Swansea wins University Research Group of the Year award for work in Compound Semiconductor Power Electronics

22 November 2016
UK manufacturing: CSC wins £1m Award

14 November 2016
Go Ahead for Innovation Campus

10 November 2016
LayTec's 2000th in-situ tool delivered to Compound Semiconductor Centre in UK

07 November 2016
Appointment of Robert Harper as Programme Manager at The Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC)

04 November 2016
Insider Business and Partnerships Awards 2016

03 November 2016
Call for government investment to strengthen advanced engineering and digital innovation industries in South West England and South East Wales

30 August 2016
GE Healthcare Life Sciences - Sensors Challenge

04 August 2016
Event: InnovateUK UK Briefing - Accelerating the Commercial Application of Compound Semiconductor Funding Call

29 July 2016
In the press: Work on next phase of Cardiff University's £300m innovation campus expected to start next year

26 July 2016
In the press: It could create 5,000 jobs but what is the compound semiconductor cluster project for South Wales?

12 July 2016
Welsh Government update on Wales' Compound Semiconductor Cluster

12 May 2016 
In the press: Winning Ways, IQE and Cardiff University 

14 April 2016
In the press: Move Over San Francisco, Wales tipped to be the new hotbed for technology development

15 March 2016
In the press: £1.2bn Cardiff Capital Region deal signed

10 March 2016
Researchers take giant step towards ‘holy grail’ of silicon photonics

17 February 2016
Professor Colin Whitehouse appointed as Chair of Compound Semiconductor Centre

8 January 2016
UK Government announces Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult