Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub

The Hub will research into large scale Compound Semiconductor manufacturing and in manufacturing integrated Compound Semiconductors on Silicon. This will radically boost the uptake and application of Compound Semiconductor technology by applying the manufacturing approaches of Silicon to Compound Semiconductors. It will also exploit the highly advantageous electronic, magnetic, optical and power handling properties of Compound Semiconductors while utilising the cost and scaling advantage of silicon technology where best suited and generate novel integrated functionality such as sensing, data processing and communication.

Key Academic and Industrial Partners


  • Cardiff University
  • University of Sheffield
  • UCL
  • The University of Manchester.


  • IQE
  • CSC
  • CST
  • Microsemi
  • Renishaw
  • Silverwing
  • TWI
  • Land Instruments
  • Amethyst
  • Selex
  • Macom
  • Diamond microwave devices
  • Linwave
  • Seren Photonics Limited
  • Zeta Specialist Lighting
  • Lux-TSI
  • NPL
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Toshiba Research Cambridge
  • Teratech
  • Huawei Technologies Dusseldorf GmbH
  • CIP
  • Oclaro
  • Bristol University
  • Philips
  • Umicore