Compound Semiconductor Centre wins Collaboration title at Made in the UK Awards

Cardiff, UK, 25 June 2019: Compound Semiconductor Centre Limited (CSC), the joint venture between IQE plc and Cardiff University, has scooped the title for Best Collaboration at the Insider Media Made in the UK Awards.

The award was presented to CSC during a gala awards ceremony held in Coventry on Thursday 21st June 2019. The title was awarded in recognition of work towards developing a World-class Compound Semiconductor Technology Cluster in South Wales 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.

The South Wales Cluster, which was launched in 2015, has secured investment commitments worth in excess of £600 million for innovation and manufacturing facilities to service applications including Telecommunications, Power Electronics, Sensing, Healthcare and Quantum Technologies.

Dr Wyn Meredith, Managing Director of CSC said:

“It is a great honour to receive this prestigious award, which celebrates strong industry and academic collaboration. CSC provides cutting-edge facilities that help researchers and industry work together and helps to position Cardiff as the UK and European leader in CS technology, and this award is testament to the growing importance of our industry sector to the regional economy.”

Professor Karen Holford, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University said: 

“The University is delighted that CSC’s achievements have been recognised on a UK stage. CSC was launched in 2015 to work with a range of partners through Cardiff’s Institute for Compound Semiconductors. CSC recently led a £1.3m UK consortium win to develop Gallium Nitride power applications for electric vehicles. It continues to pioneer world-leading innovations that help industry create high quality, well paid jobs that bring prosperity to Wales.”

Wyn Meredith and Rob Harper, CSC. Source: Insider Made in the UK Awards