The Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials (CISM) is a new initiative, including a £29.9 M research and innovation facility, to bring together semiconductor and advanced materials platforms to research and develop new technologies and products at Swansea University's Bay Campus.
The facility will offer R&D, prototyping and process development capabilities. It will also offer opportunities for incubation and industry partners to have development space and support and provide access to training and development.
CISM is a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectional concept that was developed by a network of partnerships and growing out of the TRL ecosystem already developing in South Wales. Main partners to the project are Swansea University, IQE, SPTS and Newport Wafer Fab with a further nine partners.
The building itself will be located at the heart of the Swansea University Bay Campus, within the existing engineering quarter. This is the prime location to allow collaboration and shared facilities with the existing engineering buildings. The project is funded by the Research England (UKRI) Research Partnership Investment Fund (RPIF) and will be delivered by the Principle Contractor, Kier.