Our Purpose

Catapults put technology to work to tackle issues and take advantage of opportunities presented to the UK.

The CSA Catapult helps UK companies, particularly SME’s, to grow by exploiting advancements in compound semiconductor technologies which translate into opportunities for:

Power electronics e.g. smart grid, electric vehicle powertrain

RF/microwave e.g. RADAR, wi-fi and 5G

Photonics e.g. security scanning, health diagnostics and high speed communications

The CSA Catapult will provide world-class research facilities with access to independent, trusted expertise to develop capabilities in the above and accelerate the commercialisation of compound semiconductors in key application areas suche as healthcare, the digital economy, energy, transport, defence and security, and space.

The CSA Catapult is part of the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster in south Wales. Together with the Institute for Compound Semiconductors and the Compound Semiconductor Centre, we make up CS-Connected, representing organisations who are directly associated with research, development, innovation and manufacturing of compound semiconductor related technologies and organisations along the supply chain.

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