Chairperson needed for Compound Semi Catapult

Following the earlier announcement by the Chancellor, Innovate UK is in the process of establishing a Catapult focused on compound semiconductor applications. This is intended to help industry to exploit advances made by UK researchers over the past two decades.

InnovateUK is now seeking a chair to help shape the formation of the Catapult, including key decisions such as the appointment of a CEO.

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The Catapult will complement other facilities in the region, including: the Institute for Compound Semiconductors at Cardiff University; the Compound Semiconductor Centre, a joint venture between IQE and Cardiff University; and the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.

The Catapult’s goal is to bridge the gap between companies developing novel semiconductor materials, topologies and devices, and those developing systems for end-user applications. As such, it is expected to take a leading role in defining the compound semiconductor cluster in South Wales.