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5th SEMI Brussels Forum

Europe’s leading policy event for semiconductor and photovoltaic equipment and materials
24 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium


SEMI / PV Group is the global industry association for the semiconductor and solar energy manufacturing supply chain representing over 2000 companies worldwide. SEMI Europe is registered with the European Commission lobbying register under identification number: 671799223-02.

About the SEMI Brussels Forum

The SEMI Brussels Forum gathers 200 policy influencers (25% European Commission representatives, 25% EU institutions, and 50% leaders and decision makers representing the various stakeholders from the semiconductor, photovoltaic and related industries). Participants represent 20 countries. Link to the previous event and pictures slide show.

Scope and Format

The SEMI Brussels Forum is the annual EU public event to discuss about the competitiveness of the European semiconductor and photovoltaic industry value-chain. The event is composed of several meetings of the industry with the European Commission on the first day and a plenary session on the second day. Panelists representing industry and public authorities are invited to discuss on critical issues.

The semiconductor industry is a key contributor to European economic growth and prosperity, and an important enabler of Europe’s success in many sectors such as communications, automotive, medical equipment, security and safety. Today, no industry sector is competitive without using advanced microelectronic devices, there is no innovation without semiconductors. Semiconductors are critical to the European industry and welfare and must therefore be further prioritized on the EU agenda.