9th SEMI Brussels Forum

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Investing in semiconductor manufacturing in Europe

The EU 10/100/20 strategy is well under-way, and EU funding is supporting not just research but also production-related activities in the micro-/nano-electronics and related industries. This year’s SEMI Brussels Forum will evaluate the global investment landscape and discuss what investments are most likely to give Europe a competitive edge.

The SEMI Brussels Forum is the major annual event where industry executives from the semiconductor manufacturing and related industries meet and exchange views with European policy-makers.  Our focus this year is how to translate the EU 10/100/20 strategy into new markets and business opportunities.

About EU 10/100/20

Momentum in Europe has been building up since 2013: the European Commission’s announced over € 100 Billion public/private investment in semiconductor advanced technologies and manufacturing over the next years, the French government launched “Nano2017”, a public-private investment partnership of € 3.5 Billion for nanoelectronics in Grenoble and new EU rules on state aid allow for larger investments for manufacturing, rather than just R&D. The EU’s vision, is for Europe to reach a 20% market share of global chip production by 2020.

Networking opportunities at the SEMI Brussels Forum

The SEMI Brussels Forum is addressed to:

  • Industry high-level management representatives
  • European Commission representatives working directly or indirectly on the issues of Competitiveness, Innovation, Technology and Energy
  • Members and staff of the European Parliament representing regions with critical semiconductor activity or manufacturing activities and/or active in relevant policy fields
  • National Government representatives and Permanent Representation offices
  • Regional representation offices in Brussels
  • High-level representatives from clusters with semiconductor and related technologies
  • Heads of Industrial and Regional associations
  • Editors from Industry, National and EU media


SEMI Europe Advocacy Partners Dinner- TBD

A networking dinner will be organized the evening before for our Advocacy Partners and key representatives of European public authorities. To find out more about the SEMI Europe Advocacy Partners program, please click here. 


Why are Semiconductors key for Europe's Industry?

  • 105 000 high-skilled jobs in Europe
  • World’s number 1 semiconductor equipment manufacturer (based on sales) [source]
  • 3rd most research and development intensive industry in Europe and worldwide
    (EU 2014 Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard)
  • Over 80% of companies are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • 23% of the global equipment market held by European-based companies
    (SEMI, September 2013 figures)
  • Almost 4 Billion US Dollars worth investment in semiconductor manufacturing Equipment expected in 2015 (SEMI Equipment Market Data Subscription, December 2014)

Click here to read our partners’ statements in support of maintaining semiconductor manufacturing and expertise in Europe:

With the support of our Advocacy Partners:

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 EU 10/100/20 Strategy

Cover - Single European Semiconductor Strategy for Europe

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SEMI Europe White Paper








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European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)
VDMA: The German Engineering Federation
The German electrical and electronics industry
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