About CSA Catapult

Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult

Since its invention, the silicon chip has revolutionised every industrial sector in the world. As silicon approaches its limit, the race is on to find new materials to meet growing demands for faster internet, increased battery life and improved health diagnostics.

New compound semiconductors outperform silicon in many new and emerging application areas. The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is a world-class, open access R&D facility to help UK businesses exploit advances in compound semiconductor technologies across key application areas such as healthcare, the digital economy, energy, transport, defence and security, and space.

Our aim is simple: to create economic growth, increased productivity and improved employment outcomes across the UK.