IQE and Cardiff University JV, Compound Semiconductor Centre, wins Collaboration title at Made in Wales Awards

05 October 2018

Cardiff, UK, 5 October 2018: IQE plc, is pleased to announce that its joint venture with Cardiff University, the Compound Semiconductor Centre Limited (CSC), has scooped the title for collaboration at the Insider Media Made in Wales Award.

The award was presented to CSC during a gala awards ceremony held at Cardiff City Hall on Thursday 4th October.

The title was awarded for the breadth and scope of the company’s collaborations, particularly within the emerging regional compound semiconductor cluster (CSconnected) with partners including; IQE, SPTS, Microsemi, Newport Wafer Fab, Cardiff University, Swansea University, Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal and Welsh Government.

In the last 18 months CSC has secured and initiated nine collaborative R&D projects (worth > £6M) in a range applications including Telecommunications, Power Electronics, Sensing, Healthcare and Quantum Technologies.

The CSC typically concentrates on delivering opportunities that are 1-3 years from market exploitation through well-defined delivery paths made possible by effective collaboration with our project partners. CSC is currently engaged with 4 UK universities, 2 UK research organizations and 15 UK industrial partners in co-creation of new processes, products and device applications.

Dr Wyn Meredith, Managing Director of CSC said:

“The CSC and our partners are extremely pleased to win this award ahead of tough competition from GE Aviation and Creo Medical who were also shortlisted. 

“The award recognises the impact of close and focused collaboration between businesses, academia and government agencies.

“I would also like to extend my congratulations to SPTS  who also won the title of Manufacturer of the Year. The fact that representatives from the compound semiconductor cluster scooped two awards is testament to the growing importance of our industry sector to the regional economy.” 


IQE plc

Chris Meadows

Camille Colombier


Compound Semiconductor Centre Limited

Wyn Meredith

Rob Harper      



Cardiff University

Heath Jeffries