Explore Cardiff University    Home    About    Education    Research    News    Events    A-Z
Cardiff University
Innovation Network
20 years of Innovation in Industry
Semiconductors: the unsung heroes of the modern world
Wednesday 16 March 2016
L to R:
Professor Karen Holford, Cardiff University (Chair)
Dr Drew Nelson, IQE
Professor Diana Huffaker, Cardiff University
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Innovation Network. One of our first events featured a case study from Epitaxial Products (now IQE).  20 years later, with the company at the forefront of the compound semiconductor industry, we were delighted that Dr Drew Nelson, Chief Executive Officer and President of IQE, could join us to talk at our Anniversary event, joined by Professor Diana Huffaker, US Compound Semiconductor expert and newly appointed Director of the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) at Cardiff University.

Dr Drew Nelson explored how compound semiconductor technologies have grown over the last 20 years and the impact this has had on IQE. He also provided an introduction into the company's award winning innovative partnership with Cardiff University, which has been established with the aim to develop the World's first Compound Semiconductor Cluster.  

Professor Diana Huffaker provided an overview of how ICS will respond to the compound semiconductor market and strengthen Cardiff's position as a global centre for compound semiconductor research.

Delegate Feedback

How did you rate the meeting overall?
Average answer = 4.6 / 5.0 (2015 average: 4.2)


Total number of people registered:  66
Total number of people attending:   50 (76% of those registered)

Presentations & Storify

Presentation - Dr Drew Nelson, IQE
Presentation - Professor Diana Huffaker, Cardiff University

Please note that these are audio versions of the presentations only (without accompanying slides)


Further Information

Institute for Compound Semiconductors
CS event networking
CS event cake
CS Networking

Back to past events list
Follow us on Facebook      Follow us on Twitter      Share in our video selection on Youtube      Join our Linked In Group
© Cardiff University     Accessibility     Feedback     Cookies     Privacy Policy     Terms of Use     A-Z