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Turning momentum into action: investment priorities

for semiconductor manufacturing in Europe

If 2013 was the year for vision and strategies, 2014 needs to be the year Europe gets started and invests in semiconductor advanced technologies and manufacturing. How do European semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers fit into this investment strategy? What  technologies will Europe invest in to get a competitive edge on the global market? How can Europe help create the right framework conditions for investing in manufacturing in Europe?

The SEMI Brussels Forum is the major annual event where industry executives from the semiconductor manufacturing and related industries meet and exchange views with European policy-makers.  Our focus this year is how to translate the EU 10/100/20 strategy into new markets and business opportunities.

About EU 10/100/20

Momentum in Europe built up during 2013: the European Commission’s announced over € 100 Billion public/private investment in semiconductor advanced technologies and manufacturing over the next 7 years and the French government launched “Nano2017”, a public-private investment partnership of € 3.5 Billion for nanoelectronics in Grenoble. The EU’s vision, expressed by Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, is for Europe to reach a 20% market share of global chip production by 2020

Networking opportunities at the SEMI Brussels Forum

The SEMI Brussels Forum is addressed to:

  • Industry high-level management representatives
  • European Commission representatives working directly or indirectly on the issues of Competitiveness, Innovation, Technology and Energy
  • Members and staff of the European Parliament representing regions with critical semiconductor activity or manufacturing activities and/or active in relevant policy fields
  • National Government representatives and Permanent Representation offices
  • Regional representation offices in Brussels
  • High-level representatives from clusters with semiconductor and related technologies
  • Heads of Industrial and Regional associations
  • Editors from Industry, National and EU media


SEMI Europe Advocacy Partners Dinner- 2 June 2014

A networking dinner will be organized the evening before for our Advocacy Partners and key representatives of European public authorities. To find out more about the SEMI Europe Advocacy Partners program, please click here. 


Why are Semiconductors key for Europe's Industry?

  • 105 000 high-skilled jobs in Europe
  • World’s number 1 semiconductor equipment manufacturer (based on sales) [source]
  • 3rd most research and development intensive industry in Europe and worldwide (EU 2012 Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard)
  • Over 80% of companies are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • 23% of the global equipment market (SEMI, September 2013 figures)
  • € 5 Billion worth investment in semiconductor manufacturing sites and equipment expected in 2014 (SEMI World Fab Watch 2013)

Click here to read our partners’ statements in support of maintaining semiconductor manufacturing and expertise in Europe:

With the support of our Advocacy Partners:

SEMI Advocacy Partners

 EU 10/100/20 Strategy

Cover - Single European Semiconductor Strategy for Europe

> download Strategy


SEMI Europe White Paper








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Media Partners:


European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)
VDMA: The German Engineering Federation
The German electrical and electronics industry
GE Aviation Systems

Related event: imec Technology Forum
4-5 June 2014, Brussels

Register for the 8th SEMI Brussels Forum and a get a 20% discount on ITF Brussels!

ITF Brussels is imec's premier technology event, the imec Technology Forum. Each year, imec gathers experts and visionaries in a two-day event to discuss thefuture in technology. This year's ITF focuses on collaboration and open innovation and will celebrate imec's 30th birthday.

For further details and to register: www.ITF2014.be

Information on how to benefit from the 20% discount will be sent to you with the confirmation of your SEMI Brussels Forum registration.