CSconnected 2023 Annual Review
31st January 2024
CSconnected has today published the CSconnected 2023 Annual Review.
2023 has been a pivotal year during which CSconnected has undertaken a high level of activity and has in turn been centre stage across a number of key areas including government policies from the £1bn UK National Semiconductor Strategy to the announcement of a £160m South-East Wales investment zone focusing on semiconductors supply chains.
Download CSconnected's Annual Review look at the cluster's activities and achievements in 2023 (PDF).
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.