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European industrial strategy for micro/nanoelectronics
European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes has launched an ambitious strategy to get at least 20% of semiconductor manufacturing back to Europe by 2020. This will be achieved by an unprecedented public/private investment partnership:
In these pages you will find an overview of the strategy that has been set forward by the European Commission and has received the support of the micro/nanoelectronics industry.
This is the first clear statement by public authorities in Europe that they are committed to reinforcing semiconductor manufacturing–related investment in Europe.
"I want to double our chip production to around 20% of global production.... It's a realistic goal if we channel our investments properly… A rapid and strong coordination of public investment at EU, Member State and regional level is needed to ensure that transformation..."
Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President, 23 May 2013
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This strategy is more than just a vision -it’s a major opportunity for equipment and material suppliers to participate to large-scale investment projects, increase their holding in key technologies and reach out to new customers and markets.
And implementation has already started!
5 new pilot lines were launched in May 2013 under the ENIAC Joint Undertaking (EU public-private funding program), worth over €700 Million and bringing together over 120 partners. These ‘pilot lines’ allow research centers and companies to cooperate across borders to test and perfect new technologies and tools, such as: technologies and equipment for GaN-based substrates; 450mm equipment and materials; 300 mm power semiconductors; new MEMS materials and packaging; 28/20nm FD SOI.For more information on the 5 pilot lines recently launched, please click here.
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