Towards a Trillion Connected Devices

Compound semiconductors

It was a year ago that we brought industry and academia together at the iconic Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) London to discuss and debate how compound semiconductors are set to fuel the next – the 4th – Industrial Revolution.  Playing a central role in of our Net Zero ambitions, the evolution of smartphones, satellite communication systems, robotics and efficient LEDs amongst many other every day applications.

Maggie Philbin OBE was our host and facilitated our panel of experts from CSconnected – the Word’s First Compound Semi-Conductor cluster, in South Wales. Our speakers for the event were:

  • Wyn Meredith – Director of the Compound Semiconductor Centre, a joint venture between IQE Plc and Cardiff University. The Centre focuses on technology translation of research and design in compound semiconductor materials and devices.
  • Andy Sellars – Strategic Development Director, CSA Catapult which was established to help the UK become a global leader in compound semiconductors.
  • Chris Meadows –Director CSconnected Ltd / IQE plc. IQE Plc are the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafers.

Watch the panel presentation below, each speaker addressed the following three areas – The history of compound semiconductors, the chemistry and engineering and the applications.


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