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 - STMicroelectronics
December 2020: Joint Declaration of EU Member States: “A European Initiative on Processors and semiconductor technologies”
September 2020: U.S. House of Representatives’ China Task Force Report
September 2020: ITIF Report on An Allied Approach to Semiconductor Leadership
September 2020: SIA Study on Government Incentives and US Competitiveness in Semiconductor Manufacturing
February 2020: ESIA Position Paper on the upcoming EU Industry Strategy
December 2019: OECD trade policy paper on Measuring distortions in international markets: The semiconductor value chain
November 2019: European Commission report on Strengthening Strategic Value Chains for a future-ready EU industry (+ detailed recommendations)
June 2018: Boosting Electronics Value Chains in Europe
October 2017: GEAR 2030 Final Report
December 2015: Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Observatory - Second Report
June 2015: Building the Hyperconnected Society
February 2015: Semiconductor Technologies for Smart Cities
December 2013: Electronics Leaders Group (ELG) Roadmap
November 2013: Center for Data Innovation - Internet of Things
December 2011: Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) for Europe
February 2011: ESIA Press Release on R&D Intensity Scoreboard Results
November 2008: IBM Smarter Planet