Infrastructure impact

Leveraging cutting-edge facilities


In late 2022, KLA broke ground on their new R&D and manufacturing facility in Newport, Wales, UK. With an investment of over 100 US$ million, construction on the new development is on target to complete early in 2025. This will deliver a state-of-the-art innovation center and manufacturing facility which will include offices, cleanrooms, storage and support facilities for up to 750 employees.

“Expanding in South Wales allows us to tap into the region's attractive talent pool and benefits from an appealing quality of life with access to many international sporting events, historic parks and outdoor activities. This area is also home to some of UK's leading universities and research institutes with strong semiconductor competencies and industry ties for collaborative research.” Oreste Donzella, executive vice president of the Electronics, Packaging and Components (EPC) Group, at KLA

Picture showing the outside of KLA’s new R&D and manufacturing center. Courtesy of KLA

KLA Jan 24


Siemens establishes Power Electronics Innovation Hub in the UK with the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.

The partnership between Siemens and CSA Catapult will deliver a series of joint projects and potential future collaborative supply chain programmes with other UK companies. CSA Catapult has a significant track record in bringing together end to end UK supply chains in power electronics.

There will be a dedicated Siemens power electronics innovation hub at CSA Catapult in Newport, Wales, to facilitate engagement with the UK power electronics ecosystem such as universities, Catapults, RTOs, industrial partners, start-ups, and grant funding organisations.

Siemens employees will be based on site at the Catapult, they will host Siemens colleagues from new recruits to sponsored students and PHDs. Siemens and CSA Catapult will jointly work on initiatives with other UK partners to address the skills gaps in power electronics.

Siemens Establishes Power Electronics Innovation Hub In The UK With The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult