21st November 2018
Are we on the road to nowhere?

The $300bn business case for compound semiconductors

Stephen Doran, CEO of the CSA Catapult discusses the opportunity for compound semiconductors in the UK.
The global semiconductor market is currently thought to be at $74bn, with the UK taking a $6bn share. The global market has been predicted to grow to $300bn by 2030 – how can we ensure the UK can remain competitive in this market?

About the speaker

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Stephen Doran CEO, CSA Catapult
Stephen Doran is Chief Executive Officer for the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, leading the strategic direction of the Catapult and driving our approach to accelerate UK industry’s ability to exploit advancements in compound semiconductor technologies. Stephen has over 25 years of experience in the global electronics markets, introducing many successful new products ranging from mixed signal audio processors to complex multimedia smart phones. Before joining the CSA Catapult, Stephen was Director of Operations and Transformation for Raytheon Systems Ltd in the UK. Prior to that he was Managing Director of the Raytheon’s Glenrothes facility in Fife where he led the transformational growth of the Power & Control Business and Manufacturing Function. Stephen has also served as Chief Operating Officer at Wolfson Microelectronics and worked for consumer electronics giant Motorola, where he led on new product development and commercial strategies for the US, European and Asian markets. Stephen’s experience has given him a solid background in global management and cultural diversity, as well as a strong pedigree in operations, strategy, program management and product & portfolio management. Stephen was educated at Paisley University, graduating with a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.