Leveraging cutting-edge facilities
New KLA facility underway to include 25,000 sq ft of R&D cleanrooms in Newport, Wales. The new state-of-the-art innovation center and manufacturing facility will include offices, cleanrooms, storage and support facilities and accommodate up to 750 employees. Anticipated completion of the building in early 2025.
New compound semiconductor fab facility at ICS, Cardiff University dedicated end-to-end processing of wafers. A first-in-class ICS ERDF-funded cleanroom features the capability to trial, establish and scale new and innovative Compound Semiconductor devices to an industrial standard on wafers up to 200mm in diameter.
New centre for integrative semiconductor manufacturing (CISM) at Swansea University, comprising more than 4,000m2 clean room, research and office facilities. The facility offers R&D, prototyping and process development capabilities. It will also offer opportunities for incubation and industry partners to have development space and support and provide access to training and development.More
Cluster represents private & public investment of $1B
Cluster support over 2,400 semiconductor specialists
Cluster contribute more than $250M to the Welsh economy
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.
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