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Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.

Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America.



Lam Research


Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help chipmakers build smaller, faster, better performing electronic devices—the kind that are driving the proliferation of technology into our everyday lives. Lam offers a broad portfolio of market-leading thin film deposition, plasma etch, photoresist strip, and wafer cleaning solutions for front-end wafer processing, as well as advanced packaging, MEMS, power devices, LED, and IoT applications. Our comprehensive customer support offerings deliver value throughout the equipment lifecycle, from system installation, production ramp, and new technology upgrades through end-of-lifeasset management.
Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, Lam is transforming atomic-scale engineering and enabling our customers to shape the future of technology. 

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Oxford Instruments

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has been trading since 1982 and has developed a process solution library of over 7,000 recipes. We have over 500 years of experience in plasma physics across the group to give our customers access to a fantastic knowledge base. Our world-class cleanroom at our headquarters in Bristol, UK is dedicated to developing the latest technology, helping our current and future customers develop cutting edge solutions. Our systems & analytical equipment enable a full range of process technologies developed by our expert applications team.



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SPTS Technologies, a KLA company, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports advanced etch, PVD, CVD and MVD® wafer processing equipment and solutions for the global semiconductor and micro-device industries, with focus on the Advanced Packaging, MEMS, high speed RF device, power management and LED manufacturing.

SPTS has manufacturing facilities in Newport, Wales and Allentown, Pennsylvania, and operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. For more information please visit

Find us on Twitter: @SPTS_Tech



Swansea University


Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.

We have achieved an extraordinary level of success in recent years and our research activity exceeds that of many larger universities yet this has not compromised the friendly and relaxed atmosphere that has always characterised the “Swansea experience”. As we approach our centenary we look forward to a bright future.



Welsh government


Wales has its own government, making policies and laws about economic development, education and other things which help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work.

Our plan, “Taking Wales Forward", sets out the government’s programme to drive improvement in the Welsh economy and public services, delivering a Wales which is prosperous and secure, healthy and active, ambitious and learning, united and connected. It is an ambitious plan, aimed at making a difference for everyone, at every stage in their lives.

We are working in partnership with compound semiconductor companies and universities to build a community which supports people and businesses to drive prosperity and equip everyone with the right skills for a changing world. You can find out more about the compound semiconductor sector in Wales and our support for businesses from: