As the world’s race for leadership in the semiconductor industry is rapidly accelerating, the EU has increased its efforts to guarantee strategic autonomy and sovereignty in the field.

With the Chips Act, presented by the European Commission in February 2022, the EU aims to minimise the dependencies on foreign actors and reinforce resilience in the semiconductors ecosystem. The objectives include increasing the production capacity, incentivising research, boosting innovation in advanced chip design, and addressing skills and talent shortages.

Operating in the context of the Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) sector, KDT JU promotes the discussion between the public and private sectors to align on the objectives and facilitate the agreement on the actions to take.

In this publication, Mr. Ralf Bornefeld provides examples of the previous KDT JU-funded projects that facilitated discussions in the ECS sector and explains how the programme will further develop in Chips JU to support cooperation between European actors in the semiconductors industry.


Read the full interview in the KDT JU's publication at this link.

In Europe we have a lot of competencies and capabilities. We just need to use them in the right way for the right things.