The CSconnected semiconductor eco-system: a regional cluster making a global impact

The CSconnected semiconductor eco-system: a regional cluster making a global impact

Mathieu Didry 2 minutes

The Welsh Government is pleased to invite you to Wales House on Monday 17 April for a talk and networking event with Chris Meadows from CSConnected to learn about Wales’s experiences in compound semiconductors.


Please RSVP by Friday 14 April to [email protected]

Silicon Valley was the powerhouse that ushered in the digital age, but next generation technologies (ranging from electric and autonomous vehicles to healthcare technologies, advanced communications, robotics, AI and quantum enabled devices) require a new generation of semiconductors with advanced properties that far exceed the capabilities of silicon alone.


These next generation technologies are enabled by atomically engineered materials known as compound semiconductors.


Wales is home to the world's first cluster of organisations specialising in the research, design, development, prototyping and production of advanced, compound semiconductor technologies.


Speaker: Chris Meadows

Chris’s career in electronics and semiconductors started at British Telecom Research Laboratories before joining a new joint venture between BT and US based DuPont in 1986.

He was part of the founding team at Epitaxial Products International Ltd (EPI) in Cardiff in 1988, which became IQE plc in 1999 following a successful IPO.

With a background in science and engineering, Chris also holds an MBA and has held a number of senior management positions within the IQE Group before joining Cardiff University as Director of CSconnected, representing the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster that is rapidly evolving across South Wales and the West of England.