Compound semiconductors (CS) are at heart of the high-tech devices we use today, from smartphones and tablets to satellite communications and GPS. The advent of the internet, fibre-optic communication and the smartphone revolution have been fundamentally dependent on compound semiconductor technologies.
CS materials represent a Key Enabling Technology (“KET”) for the economic growth drivers identified by governments world-wide.
The United Kingdom Government and the devolved Welsh Government have identified the key role to be played by CS technologies and have demonstrated a commitment to nurture and encourage industrial and academic growth through significant investments in a number of activities directed at creating a regional cluster centred on CS expertise.
CSconnected is the embodiment of the initiatives and activities that are pivotal in creating the world's first compound semiconductor cluster.