Latest News in the Semiconductor Industry

European politics around chips

Chips Act
Political agreement on the European Chips Act

The European Parliament and Council of Ministers agreed on the European Commission’s proposal for the EU Chips Act. The EU Chips Act aims to provide a legislative framework and funding mechanism to increase EU’s global market share in chips to 20% by 2023. 

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System Alert
The European Commission launches the Semiconductor Alert System

The new pilot system to monitor the semiconductor supply chain is included under the third pillar of the EU Chips Act. The system will assess risks and will allow all stakeholders to flag potential disruptions.

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Further investment in advanced semiconductor manufacturing in Europe

The European Commission approved State aid related to a new microchip plan investment worth €7.4 billion by STMicroelectronics and GlobalFoundries. The goal is to increase Europe's resilience in the global semiconductor supply chain.

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News from the Semiconductor Industry

Infineon starts building the €5 billion semiconductor plant in Dresden

In less than 6 months after having announced the project, EU leaders and Infineon CEO meet in Dresden to launch the construction of the plant.  

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Partnership imec, Indiana, Purdue
Partnership announced between imec, Purdue University and Indiana

The partnership aims at strengthening the collaboration between research, government and industry institutions between the U.S. and Europe. 

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Events for the Semiconductors Industry webinar
Webinar by on 17 May: Bridging the skills shortage in the EU semiconductor industry

The webinar brings together industry, government, and research representatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities to strengthen the European talent pool for the chips industry.

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Training and Upskilling Driving Business Growth

On May 22nd, METIS (MicroElectronics Training, Industry and Skills) is holding a webinar to facilitate the flow of information and the development of microelectronics skills. The event will showcase the METIS efforts to increase sectoral cooperation and investment and highlight its catalogue of courses and learning experiences.

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Summer School
Fascinating Electronics for a Cool World - a free summer school by INSIDE, AENEAS and EPoSS

The three industry associations AENEAS, EPoSS and INSIDE are inviting selected students to apply for a unique summer programme covering topics on microelectronics devices and foreseen future applications. The deadline is on 25 May 2023.

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