Intro to Compound Semiconductor Electronics course launched

An Intro to Compound Semiconductor Electronics online self-directed course  is being launched on the  26th  February.   Designed to help upskill people working in (or interested in joining) the world of compound semiconductors, the course has been developed by Cardiff University in collaboration with industry partners from the CSConnected cluster, the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster based in and around South Wales in the United Kingdom, using funding provided by UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund.

Each course is a bite-sized introduction to a key areas of the compound semiconductor industry, and is designed for participants to complete at a time that suits them. Courses have been created in consultation and partnership with companies in the CSconnected cluster to ensure they are relevant and useful.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • explain semiconductor electronics – what it is and where it is found in everyday life
  • describe, in simple terms, what semiconductor materials are, including the difference between elemental (silicon) and compound semiconductor materials
  • describe, at a basic level, how semiconductor electronic circuits are made
  • understand, in simple terms, semiconductor applications and which semiconductors may be appropriate depending on performance and cost considerations
  • appreciate the current and future marketplace applications for compound semiconductor electronics
  • explain how compound semiconductor electronics is contributing to society, to the development of new technologies, and helping to address the challenges of the modern world

For more information go to: Introduction to Compound Semiconductor Electronics: Part 1 (online) – Professional Development – Cardiff University