Chips — also known as semiconductors — are the building block of Europe’s digital transformation. The recent global chips shortage has disrupted supply chains, caused product shortages ranging from cars to medical devices, and in some cases even forced factories to close. The European Chips Act, adopted by the Commission in February 2022, seeks to strengthen European semiconductor ecosystem by ensuring the EU's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership. The Chips Act is supposed to reinforce EU’s innovation, competitiveness and open strategic autonomy.
Improved semiconductor supply chain resiliency requires active collaboration between public and private sector, with an aim to increase investments to expand capacity. Speakers at the event representing both industry and policy makers will explain critical role that chips play in the modern economy; take stock of the global semiconductors market; and evaluate Europe’s place in the supply chain. Together we will debate about appropriate policy measures to achieve EU’s ambitious objectives, including how to incentivise the growth of the local ecosystem, how to best leverage existing European assets in the semiconductor space, how to coordinate plans with international partners in transatlantic and global relations.
Edina Tóth MEP and EIF Member
Pierre-Arnaud Proux, Member of Cabinet, Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission
Audrey Scozzarro Ferrazzini, Senior Director in Government Affairs EMEA, Qualcomm; EIF Board Member
Bruno Dewaelheyns, Head Asic at Network Infrastructure group of Nokia
Jo De Boeck, Executive Vice-President and Chief Strategy Officer, IMEC
Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum
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