(Berlin, 08.11.2022) The VDE and the ZVEI are working hard to ensure that Germany and Europe increase their capacities for the production of microelectronics chips, as the two associations explained today at the MICROELECTRONICS FOR FUTURE 2022 Summit in Berlin. The EU Chips Act, which the EU Commission presented at the end of 2021, plays a special role in this.
"The EU Chips Act is of great importance because the microelectronics industry plays an essential role in Germany and Europe because it supplies the user industries downstream in the supply chain," said ZVEI President Dr. Gunther Kegel. However, according to Kegel, additional funds must be made available for the EU Chips Act projects. "We can only survive in international competition if we implement important European industrial projects with high commitment," Kegel emphasized in this context. The goal must be to substantially expand research, development and production through an active location policy and industrialization promotion. This also includes interpreting the concept of the EU Chips Act broadly so as not to ignore the needs of Europe's key industries. "It is necessary that the Chips Act takes into account all technologies and structural sizes of chips," said Kegel.