From Atoms to Apps
Digital Tuesday | February 2016
Gideon Oliver Osborne (a.k.a George, to his mate Dave) has announced a £50m investment into Wales to establish Wales’ first Catapult for Compound Semiconductor Applications. What are Compound Semiconductors we hear you scream?! Well, they are the fabric which builds most technology and your phone has a load of the stuff inside. Steve Jobs couldn’t have made the iPhone quite so successful without it. And if you go with the stats, it was probably made by IQE.
George has asked Wales to build on its lead position to drive the way in this multi-billion pound market. Who better to tell you about this than IQE, the successful Welsh-based global semiconductor company behind the technology for many mobile and other devices? IQE and Cardiff University are at the heart of this new initiative and we’ll be asking them:
– What’s it all about?
– How did they win such a big slice of cash?
– How can other businesses get involved?
– What are the plans over the next few years?
We’ll hear first hand about this exciting project, as Digital Tuesday brings together those in the digital community with an interest in this cutting-edge technology. The investment will bring jobs and investment putting Wales at the centre of the hi-tech economy. Also, it is the very first catapult in Wales and will form part of a UK network of R&D catapults.
This technology will be built right here in Wales. Let’s find out more from the people making it happen!
Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Venue: The Augusta Suite, The Lodge, Celtic Manor Resort
5:00pm Registration and networking
5.15pm From Atoms to Apps
Professor Simon Gibson – Board Member, IQE
Andy Sellars – Lead Technologist – High Value Manufacturing, Innovate UK
Dr Drew Nelson – CEO and President, IQE
5.50pm Bar opens – Networking
7.30pm Closed (carry on networking in the bar!)
You can find further information about the UK Catapult at http://www.compoundsemiconductorcentre.com.