25 February 2020
Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult becomes Competence Centre for ECPE Network
The European Centre for Power Electronics (ECPE) has welcomed the Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult as a new Competence Centre for its network.
The ECPE Network was founded in 2003 and acts as a research network to promote education, innovation, research and technology transfer and collaborations in power electronics in Europe.
Established by UK Government agency Innovate UK (which provides funding and support for business innovation as part of UK Research and Innovation), CSA Catapult is a not-for-profit organization (headquartered in South Wales) focused on accelerating the adoption of compound semiconductors and on bringing applications to life in four technology areas: power electronics, RF & microwave, advanced packaging and photonics. It works across the UK in a range of industry sectors from automotive to medical, and from digital communications to aerospace.
As a Competence Centre, CSA Catapult’s Innovation Centre will be used as a research facility for over 200 network organizations and several joint programs. The ECPE will collaborate with CSA Catapult on shared resources, as well as training and talent acquisition.
“The CSA Catapult and ECPE share the same values in striving to support collaboration across our industries’ diverse supply chains,” comments CSA Catapult’s chief commercial officer Amar Abid-Ali. “Compound semiconductors are at the heart of next-generation electronics technologies,” he adds. “We are delighted to partner and share our expertise and resources with other ECPE members to support research and development across Europe.”