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VIENNA, Austria  January 24, 2023 The European Chips Act and Europe’s leading-edge R&D capabilities – both key drivers of Europe’s microelectronics growth – will come into sharp focus at SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) 2023 as leading industry executives, analysts, economists, policymakers and technologists gather February 15-16 in Vienna, Austria. Registration is open.

LogoThemed EU Chips Act: Realizing Europe’s Ambition by 2030, ISS Europe 2023 will examine economic, technology, market, business, and social trends influencing the global electronics manufacturing industry.

“The European Chips Act is critical to strengthening Europe’s technological competitiveness and resilience as the region remains at the heart of innovation with its R&D prowess,” said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe. “We look forward to hosting insightful discussions on how to strengthen the semiconductor ecosystem, make even greater contributions to a digital and green future, and power Europe’s sustainable economic growth.”

ISS Europe 2023 Highlights

Session 1: Industry Strategy and Market Forecast

Leading market analysts and policymakers will focus on semiconductor demand drivers both in the near and long terms to help companies position themselves to seize growth opportunities in the years ahead. Presenters include representatives from Cadence, European Commission, Future Horizons, Yole Group, Republic of Austria Federal Ministry, Soitec and STMicroelectronics.

Opening Session: Vision for Europe 2030

Led by Roland Berger, the session will address deglobalization of the semiconductor supply chain and include a panel discussion featuring thought leaders from Analog Devices, imec and Intel.

Session 2: Disruptive Technology Roadmap – Opportunities Fueled by Digitalization

Experts from Comet Yxlon, Infineon Technologies, IBM Research Europe, IMS Nanofabricationimec and VAT will discuss the critical role of innovation and disruptive technologies in the emergence of a vast array of electronic applications in industries including medical, automotive, agriculture and cloud computing.

Session 3: Closing the Talent Gap and Cultivating the Workforce of Tomorrow

Experts will explore how inclusive leadership is essential to building a diverse and sustainable workforce and overcoming critical industry challenges such as the global talent shortage. The session will also feature a panel discussion with representatives from Comet Yxlon, DECISION Etudes & Conseil, Ebara, Edwards and Graz University of Technology.

Session 4: Smart and Green Manufacturing Solutions

Thought leaders from Edwards, Besi, imec, MIDAS Ireland, Schneider Electric and VDE e.V. will provide insights into novel technologies and solutions for improving semiconductor manufacturing efficiencies and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint. 

Business Networking

ISS Europe 2023 will feature several networking activities including a February 15 welcome reception at the Hilton Vienna Park and an exclusive gala dinner at Hofburg Vienna, where  attendees will meet with peers to explore new business partnerships and opportunities.

ISS Europe 2023 premium sponsors: ASM, BesiCadence, Comet Yxlon, DB Schenker, Ebara, Edwards Vacuum, EV Group, imec, Merck, MKS’ Atotech, Ovivo, Soitec, Tokyo Electron Europe, and VAT

For more details, please visit the Industry Strategy Symposium Europe (ISS Europe) 2023 website and connect with SEMI Europe on Twitter or LinkedIn @SEMIEurope (#ISSEurope).


About SEMI
SEMI® connects more than 2,500 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA), the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) and SOI Consortium are SEMI Strategic Technology Communities. Visit, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter to learn more.

Association Contacts

Serena Brischetto/SEMI Europe
Phone: +49 30 3030 8077-11

Michael Hall/SEMI US
Phone: 1.408.943.7988