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CSconnected welcomes Siemens’ new Power Electronics Innovation Hub with the CSA Catapult

11th July 2022

Aim to accelerate Power Electronics, Machines and Drives technology, capability and skills

CSconnected, the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster, welcomes the announcement from Siemens plc to enter a strategic innovation partnership with our cluster partner, the Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult, in Newport to accelerate the development of leading-edge power electronics capability.

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 with 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.

Chris Meadows, Director of CSconnected, says: “The announcement between Siemens plc and our cluster partner, the CSA Catapult, marks a key milestone in the expansion of the compound semiconductor cluster in Wales, UK and demonstrates the strength of high levels of IP, know-how and expertise in the region.”

“The new dedicated Siemens power electronics innovation hub at CSA Catapult in Newport is integral to our ambition to position Wales as a world-leader in new technologies by building a sovereign supply chain that will drive a wide range of applications and end markets enabled by compound semiconductors.”



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