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The semiconductor industry is one of the most innovative industrial sectors in Europe. Semiconductors provide the key enabling technology for thousands of products we use every day, such as PCs, mobile phones, medical devices, automobiles and play a key role in a wide assortment of innovative technologies and industries. The rapid growth in the capacity, increased functionality and speed of semiconductors has enabled tremendous innovations and improvements across all sectors of the economy.

Semiconductor innovations enable sustainable, smart and inclusive growth in Europe and will continue to make an essential contribution to the development of products in order to face major societal challenges such as increased energy efficiency, ageing society and mobility.The lack of global level playing field vis-à-vis other dominant regions of semiconductor production and the EU framework conditions in relation to investment and funding incentives play an important role in Europe's attractiveness for the semiconductor industry. Key aspect is to ensure that the 'valley of death' i.e.; the gap between the new ideas created by basic research and their subsequent commercialisation and deployment in the marketplace is overcome.

Above issues are followed-up in the Competitivenes & Innovation Committee.


Thierry Tingaud - ST Microelectronics

June 2015: Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Final Report

May 2015: Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Observatory

September 2014: Oxford Economics Report - Enabling the Hyperconnected Age - The role of semiconductors

July 2014: A European Industrial Strategic Roadmap for Micro-and Nano-Electronic Component Systems - Implementation Plan

March 2014: KETs for a competitive Europe

February 2014: A European Industrial Strategic Roadmap for Micro- and Nano-Electronic Component Systems

December 2013: Study on the Competitiveness of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry Final Report

December 2013: Electronics Leaders Group Roadmap

August 2013: Strategies for innovative and effective ICT Components and Systems Manufacturing in Europe

August 2013: Comparaison of European and non-European regional clusters in KETs - the case of semiconductors

July 2013: High-level Expert Group on Key Enabling Technologies - Status implementation Report

May 2013: Commission Communication - A European strategy for micro- and nano-electronics

December 2011: Key Enabling Technologies (Kets) for Europe

June 2011: Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) - Final Report

April 2011: ESIA responds to EU green paper on RDI+IP

April 2011: ESIA position paper on European funding for cross-border cooperation

February 2011: ESIA press release on R&D intensity scoreboard results

2008: ESIA Competitiveness Report - Executive Summary