SEMI - Public Policy

    
    
As the voice of the semiconductor equipment and materials industry, SEMI represents member interests liaising with policymakers and other groups and individuals who are shaping the business environment. Our collective voice is made stronger by active member involvement, so we encourage you to join us in support of our Industry Advocacy endeavors.With the support of our Advocacy Partners

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Why advocacy?

Public policy and the “Brussels bubble” often seem far removed from the realities of running a company – raising the question of why should SEMI invest in member advocacy?  The semiconductor industry is a complex business with multiple challenges on many fronts, including public policy. 
EU rules and regulations can be difficult to understand and implement and sometimes they place an additional burden that slows down our fast-moving industry. To help keep our industry competitive on a global scale, SEMI Europe is committed to public policy — maintaining a Brussels office, which advocates for the SEMI members early in the decision-making process, so that final decisions reflect a balanced approach that keeps the needs of our industry protected.  
 

What do we do?

Our work is guided by our members’ needs. We offer a range of services, including:   
  • Monitoring EU policy: updating members on what the EU is doing and how it may impact SEMI members
  • Liaising with EU decision-makers: setting up meetings with representatives from the Commission, the European Parliament, national and regional authorities in Brussels to advocate members’ needs and concerns
  • Raising awareness around the semiconductor industry: maintaining visibility among different stakeholders in Brussels to raise the profile of the semiconductor industry

 
SEMI Europe is currently engaged in the following EU policy areas:   

We organise an annual SEMI Brussels Forum that brings together industry executives and European decision-makers to exchange views on the latest developments in Europe and forge a consensus on Europe’s policy priorities.
 

News

December 2014
2014 Highlights & Achievements - SEMI Europe Advocacy

November 2014
Europe serious about investment - new EU €21 Bn investment fund to leverage € 315 Bn between 2015-2017

July  2014
Opportunities under Europe's 10/100/20 vision are achievable 

April 2014
EU due diligence for Conflict Minerals focuses upstream - for now

March 2014
Europe: prioritizing markets and investments to regain global market share

February 2014
EU10/100/20 implementation roadmap published - industry's technology and investment priorities for Europe

January2014
SEMI guidance to EU funding opportunities 2014 - Horizon 2020 call for proposals

December 2013
2013 Highlights and Achievements – SEMI Europe Advocacy

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What can members do?

Our advocacy work is member-driven and our objective is to make the EU user-friendlier for our members.Learn more about our SEMI Europe Advocacy Partners Program – show your support for SEMI’s advocacy work in Europe and raise your company’s profile at key events throughout the year.

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SEMI represents the interests of ALL member companies - our positions are drafted and approved by our members and represent an industry consensus. 

The support of our Advocacy Partners allows us to continue to invest in advocacy in Europe for the benefit of all SEMI members. 

Advocacy Contact:

Ourania “Rania” Georgoutsakou
Director, Public Policy
Tel: +32 2 6095 334      
Email: gourania@semi.org 

SEMI Europe Brussels Office
14, Rue de la Science 
1040 Brussels 
Belgium