CSconnected appoints Programme Manager
16th February 2022
CSconnected is pleased to welcome Hazel Hung as the new Programme Manager to lead the administration of the CSconnected Strength in Places Fund (SIPF). In this role, Hazel will support the SIPF consortium and the South Wales semiconductor community at a dynamic stage of its evolution and growth. Hazel brings valuable industry experience to the position with her background in working across academia and industry to support R&D, most recently as the Business Development Manager for the Centre for Photonics Expertise.
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.