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CSconnected welcomes the announcement of a National Semiconductor Institute

20th May 2024

Wales, UK

CSconnected, the compound semiconductor cluster based in Wales, warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Saqib Bhatti MP that a UK National Semiconductor Institute will be established to coordinate semiconductor related activities across the UK.

The announcement was made on the first anniversary of the launch of a UK semiconductor strategy and follows recommendations in a report commissioned by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) following industry engagement over the last year.

Chris Meadows, Director of CSconnected said:

“Wales is internationally recognised for its world leading activities in compound semiconductors and has successfully attracted investment and economic growth over the last few years.

“The formation of the new institute will provide a key role in coordinating national research, development and innovation programmes as well as addressing education and skills needs that are required to support the growth of our industry. We look forward to working closely with the new Institute”

Wyn Meredith, Chair of CSconnected added:

“The South Wales based CSconnected compound semiconductor cluster has a well established track record in contributing to the UK’s semiconductor industry which is demonstrated by the many initiatives and investments across the region.”

CSconnected looks forward to a close working relationship with the National Semiconductor Institute which supports the cluster’s vision to make the UK more competitive and sovereign across the tech sector in applications ranging from handsets to data centres, mobility and net-zero applications, healthcare, robotics and AI.

Read more: New independent Institute to steer UK semiconductor innovation and support semiconductor strategy - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Photo description: Wyn Meredith, Chair of the CSconnected board, and cluster partners at 10 Downing Street on the launch of the new UK Semiconductor Institute

Contact:

CSconnected Ltd
info@csconnected.com
Howard Rupprecht
Chris Meadows
Camille Colombier

About CSconnected

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.


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