SEMI urges the next French Council of the European Union to prioritize semiconductors


SEMI urges the next French Council of the European Union to prioritize semiconductors

SEMI, the global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, called for closer cooperation between European Union member states on technology and prioritization of semiconductor technology before the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union which begins on January 1, 2022.

SEMI Europe President Laith Altimime and Soitec General Manager Paul Boudre, Vice-President of the SEMI Europe Advisory Board, sent a letter to Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, requesting that the next French Presidency of the Council of the European Union make it a key priority to encourage closer collaboration between member states in the interest of advancing the semiconductor industry.

“Only strong leadership among member states and a comprehensive semiconductor strategy can help Europe secure its technological vision,” said Altimime. “SEMI fosters strong partnerships with Member States to ensure Europe’s resilience, economic growth and long-term prosperity.

France is well positioned to advance Europe’s technological ambitions and the value of its electronics manufacturing industry. The region is a key pillar of Europe’s future industrial leadership and resilience, as reflected in the recently published description of the European Chip Law and the Alliance on Processors and Semiconductor Technologies, key elements of the vision and of Europe’s technological strategy.

The SEMI Position Paper Recommendations to Grow Europe Semiconductor Ecosystem Resilience and Competitiveness reflects the perspective of the European semiconductor ecosystem, focused on manufacturing, innovation, supply chains and skills.


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