Silicon Europe: a cluster of clusters to boost the European micro- and nanoelectronics industry
October 10, 2012 // Julien Happich
The already established micro- and nanoelectronics clusters Silicon Saxony (Dresden/Germany), DSP Valley (Belgium), Minalogic (Grenoble/France) and Point One (Eindhoven/Netherlands) are joining forces to form the transnational cluster alliance - Silicon Europe.
The cluster partners from Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands are linked by a common goal: they aim to secure and expand Europe's position as the worlds leading center for energy efficient micro- and nanoelectronics and information and communications technology (ICT). Together, the clusters represent about 800 research institutes and companies, which account for more than 150,000 jobs; among the companies are global market leaders such as Philips, NXP, Globalfoundries, Infineon, STMicroelectronics, Schneider Electric and Thales.
The move comes from the aknowledgment that in order to remain competitive and assert its position in a global market place, Europe has to leverage its expertise across all its labs and workforce.
We need to give more visibility to the fields of micro- and nanoelectronics at the European level, not only to attract businesses globally, but also as an incentive for the European states to get their act together for new investments in research and education explained Jean Chabbal, Chief Representative and Minalogics CEO. According to Chabbal, in these highly innovative sectors, Europe lacks the type of visibility that Korea, Taiwan, or the Silicon Valley have been able to maintain for many years. It is not so much for the lack expertise, Europe has plenty, he says, but rather a lack of coordination among the different research entities.All news
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