CSconnected is the collective brand for a growing number of advanced semiconductor related activities in Wales, home to a unique community of academic institutions, prototyping facilities and global, high-volume manufacturing capabilities that collaborate across a range of research and innovation programs.
CSconnected is uniquely positioned to develop a global advantage in a sovereign, key enabling technology which will allow Wales and the UK to increase trade globally in critical sectors such as 5G communications, autonomous and electric vehicles, advanced medical devices, and consumer electronics of the future.
In 2020, CSconnected received government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF). The 55-month CSconnected SIPF project has a total value of £43million, supported by £25million of UKRI funds. It builds on Wales's regional strengths and integrates research excellence with a unique regional supply chain in compound semiconductor manufacturing.
CSconnected is at the heart of a wide range of markets powering megatrends of the future - 5G communications, autonomous and electric vehicles, advanced medical devices, and consumer electronics of the future.
Collaboration sits at the heart of CSconnected and has enabled unparalleled progress and commercial partnerships.
The CSconnected community currently provide over 1600 high skilled, high-value jobs with that number set to double over the coming years.
South Wales has a strong industrial base of semiconductor businesses supported by world class academic expertise.