Catapults

The UK’s authority on compound semiconductor applications and commercialisation

Accelerating the development of compound semiconductor technologies

Our state-of-the-art equipment and leading expertise helps businesses solve their problems when bringing compound semiconductor technologies to market.

Our focus areas

Net Zero

We are accelerating our route to Net Zero by developing compound semiconductor technologies that are crucial to the mitigation of climate change.

Future Telecoms

We are providing the UK with a resilient, secure and energy-efficient future telecoms network capable of transferring data at lightning-fast speeds with no delays.

Why work
with us?

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We are a trusted and neutral convener that can help bring your ideas to life and your products to market quicker.

We provide access to state-of-the-art equipment and world-leading know-how to help start-ups, SMEs, large organisations and academia advance their compound semiconductor technologies.

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Our impact

Research

£0m

collaborative research and development projects secured.

Employment

0,827 jobs

created, secured and safeguarded.

Investment

£0m

direct leveraged investment by SMEs.

Case studies

Find out how we're helping businesses to develop and commercialise new compound semiconductor technologies.

Our markets

Compound semiconductor devices are critical to a variety of established and emerging markets, from vehicle electrification and energy distribution to revolutionary quantum technologies.

Our partners

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Our expertise

Power electronics

Our world-leading team of experts has the know-how, experience and track record in developing and commercialising high-performing power electronics devices for automotive, energy and industrial applications.

RF & microwave communications

Our radio frequency and microwave communications experts help optimise the performance and improve the energy efficiency of RF and microwave devices in future telecoms, space, defence and security industries.

Photonics

We are experts in the design, modelling, characterisation and validation of photonics devices, from laser emitters to photonic integrated circuits and quantum hardware.

Advanced packaging

We provide a unique capability in advanced packaging for UK industry. We deliver bespoke solutions to the many complexities associated with compound semiconductor devices.

Get in touch

To explore how we can work together, get in touch with a member of our team today.

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News & insights

03/06/2024 News | News & insights | Technology
CSA Catapult and SMD Semiconductor sign memorandum of understanding CSA Catapult and SMD Semiconductor sign memorandum of understanding

Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult and SMD Semiconductor have today signed a memorandum of […]

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03/05/2024 News | News & insights
CSA Catapult appoints new Chair of its Board of Directors CSA Catapult appoints new Chair of its Board of Directors

In his role as Chair, Jonathan will lead the Board to help deliver the […]

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06/04/2024 News | News & insights
CSA Catapult officially opens new DER-funded advanced packaging facility CSA Catapult officially opens new DER-funded advanced packaging facility

A new £1.6m state-of-the-art facility to help accelerate electrification across the UK has officially […]

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