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10 May 2024

CSconnected appoints Howard Rupprecht as new managing director

The South Wales-based compound semiconductor cluster CSconnected Ltd says that Howard Rupprecht will take over as its managing director, with effect from 1 June. Rupprecht has semiconductor industry and business development experience from both the public and private sectors, and has been a director of CSconnected since January.

Chris Meadows, who has led CSconnected since its formation in 2017, will continue to support a number of committed activities during the remainder of 2024 and will remain on CSconnected’s board as a non-executive director.

“I would like to thank Chris for his relentless efforts in developing CSconnected and ultimately building a strong and highly recognized global brand for the Welsh compound semiconductor cluster. It’s good to be building on such a solid foundation as the team introduces new initiatives to support future cluster growth,” says Rupprecht.

“We are entering a new phase of expansion of the South Wales compound semiconductor cluster, driven by the rapid growth our industrial partners and a global semiconductor industry forecast to surpass $1tr per annum by 2030,” notes professor Wyn Meredith, chair of CSconnected. “Howard’s appointment heralds an expansion of the CSconnected team to support the Welsh position in UK semiconductor initiatives such as the £160m South Wales Investment Zone, and the £1bn UK Semiconductor strategy.”

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