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New Opportunities in Semiconductor Technology Research and Education in Wales

On Tuesday 10th August, a press release on highlighted the increasing reputation Wales is building as a world leader in technologies such as those behind electric vehicles, and optical and wireless communications for 5G. CISM was mentioned as one of two new research and innovation facilities opening in Wales along with Cardiff University’s Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS). The centres will boast 6000m2 of working space including advanced clean room and lab facilities.

In addition to these two state of the art facilities, Swansea University is recruiting students into a new MSc programme in Semiconductor Technology and Cardiff University already offers two MSc programmes as well as PhD opportunities within their Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). These programs will allow students to gain hands on experience in the labs to develop skills in fields such as device processing and characterisation, and the application of compound semiconductors.

As the South Wales semiconductor community continues to grow, it is anticipated that 3,000 to 5,000 additional high skilled job opportunities will be created over the next 5 years throughout the region.

To read the full press release, please click HERE

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