CSA Catapult annual report 2022–23

Date: 11.04.2024

Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult publishes annual report for the financial year 2022–23

The significant achievements of Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult in the financial year 2022–23 have been outlined in its annual report, published today.

The report highlights progress in the Catapult’s two focus areas — Net Zero and Future Telecoms — and describes how it has helped industry bring next generation compound semiconductor technologies to market. 

A significant milestone for the Catapult was regional expansion to support clusters of compound semiconductor excellence across the country.  

With the support of Innovate UK, CSA Catapult opened a Future Telecoms Hub in Bristol and offices in the North East of England and Scotland. 

The report also highlights the significant impact the Catapult had on SMEs in the financial year.  

New data shows that, on average, since engaging with the Catapult, companies leveraged annual private investment of £85m and secured £26.5m of annual public sector investment. 

This was compared to a counterfactual group who, on average, raised £46m annually from the private sector and relied on £10m of public sector investments.

“Our story this year is one of expansion to underpin the growing success of the UK compound semiconductor sector and build for its promising future, with support and collaboration from government, industry and academia. 

“We have continued to deliver at pace against our four strategic areas: our technology centre of excellence, developing supply chains and skills, supporting UK clusters, and growing our own commercial income. 

“As we continue to work towards the UK becoming a global leader in developing and commercialising new applications for compound semiconductors, I must acknowledge the continued passion and commitment of everyone at CSA Catapult and look forward to more success in the future.” 


Martin McHugh, CEO at CSA Catapult