Industrial Strategy

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16-05-2022

Europe takes a step ahead of the US in chip policy

For the past decade, a strong sense that the EU is falling behind the rest of the world – particularly vis-a-vis the US - in tech leadership has been the main driver of EU tech policy. This may be true in some areas such as online platforms, but to say that the EU lacks global clout in tech is incorrect.
OpinionPromoted content
05-05-2022

Intel’s Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Commitment is Key to Delivering Green Tech

Microprocessors are the backbone of our digital infrastructure and a key enabler for a more sustainable economy and carbon neutral future. Intel has made a commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our operations by 2040.
5G 18-03-2022

France wants slightly lagging industry to catch up on 5G

The French government this week announced new measures to help the country's industry which has fallen "slightly behind" in embracing the opportunities that come with transiting to a 5G network. EURACTIV France reports.
15-03-2022

US chip manufacturer Intel announces €33bn investment in Europe

The investment will support the establishment of a new mega fab in Germany, the expansion of an existing factory in Ireland, an R&D and design hub in France, and production and research capacities in Italy, Spain and Poland.
07-03-2022

Ukraine war could further disrupt semiconductor production

The war in Ukraine could upset the EU's ambitions to become a leader in the production of semiconductors, which since 2020 have been in short supply. EURACTIV France reports.
22-02-2022

What the Chips Act doesn’t say: The environmental challenge of producing semiconductors

The dire environmental cost of semiconductor manufacturing, which is getting more problematic with every new generation of microchips, has been largely overlooked in the European Commission’s semiconductor package. The Chips Act, presented earlier this month, is part of an overall...
04-02-2022

LEAK: EU Commission’s Chips Act and semiconductor package

The European Commission will present a 'chips package' to upscale capacity, relax state aid rules, finance research and establish international partnerships, according to several draft documents seen by EURACTIV.
26-01-2022

Intel plans billion-euro investment in next-generation microchips on EU soil

With investments amounting to 80 billion euros, Intel wants to massively expand its production facilities in Europe, focusing on next-generation microchips measuring two nanometres and smaller than that.
Economy & Jobs 18-01-2022

Chip crisis pushes European car sales to new low

EU car sales fell to a new low last year as the auto sector was hobbled by the Covid pandemic and a shortage of computer chips, industry figures showed Tuesday (18 January). Registrations of new passenger cars in the EU...
05-01-2022

France opens access to quantum computing to researchers, start-ups

The French government launched a new programme to link quantum machines and supercomputers on Tuesday (4 January). The resources will be made available to researchers and companies to ensure France is up to speed with the technological revolutions to come.
22-12-2021

With arrival of Intel, Europe to gain advanced chips

Europe will soon produce a strategically vital component in the modern global economy as US semiconductor giant Intel chooses the site for a new cutting-edge chip factory.
15-11-2021

Silicon Saxony to play key role in Europe’s bid for producing cutting-edge chips

During a visit to Silicon Saxony, where most of Germany's chip production is located, Commissioner Thierry Breton said the region will be one of the epicentres of the EU’s bid to bring the production of leading-edge semiconductors back to Europe.
12-11-2021

Media Partnership: Leading-edge semiconductors: a cornerstone for Europe’s digital future

Rewatch this Intel event, in partnership with our media partner EURACTIV, to learn more about the importance of leading-edge semiconductors for the European economy.
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10-11-2021

Europe faces surge in demand for leading-edge chips

The EU’s demand for leading-edge semiconductors by 2030 will be equivalent to the total demand for computer chips today, according to a new report by the global management consultancy Kearney.
Data protection 01-11-2021

LEAK: Draft impact assessment sheds some light on upcoming Data Act

The draft impact assessment of the EU Data Act, seen by EURACTIV, illustrates the key aspects of the upcoming legislative proposal that has recently failed an independent review. The Regulatory Scrutiny Board, an independent body that quality-checks the Commission’s impact...
29-10-2021

Chips geopolitics and EU’s new semiconductors sovereignty agenda

The technological is alarmingly becoming too geopolitical, especially in the case of the current global semiconductor shortage, writes Raluca Csernatoni. Raluca Csernatoni is an expert on European security and defence, focusing on emerging and disruptive security and defence technologies at...
27-10-2021

EU Commission announces in-depth investigation into NVIDIA case

The European Commission has decided to investigate further whether the acquisition of the UK company Arm by the US chipmaker Nvidia breaches the EU merger regulation.

European providers want DMA to address ‘unfair practices’ in cloud market

Service providers are arguing that for the European cloud market to develop, the new EU antitrust law should prevent anti-competitive practices by large software providers.
05-10-2021

EU Missions: It’s time to be bold

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the urgency to act and find solutions to extreme weather events that are becoming all the more frequent. This summer, the floods, and forest fires that devastated several regions of Europe served as a painful reminder that climate change is real and will affect us all.
23-09-2021

Galvanised French tech sector eyes capitalisation heavy-weights

France presented its shining performance and ambitious plans to stay at the top of the tech industry for years to come in front of French and European tech players at France Digital Day on Wednesday (22 September) in Paris. EURACTIV France reports.
15-09-2021

European Commission to launch Chips Act in bid for strategic autonomy

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Wednesday (15 September) the intention to present a European Chips Act meant to boost Europe’s semiconductor capacity and reinforce its new drive for strategic autonomy.
10-09-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: Nvidia seeks clearance, Germany’s conflicting views, DMA & DSA Council updates

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We are working through the regulatory process and we look forward to engaging with the European Commission to address...
09-09-2021

Nvidia requests Commission’s clearance on acquisition of Arm

Computing tech giant Nvidia officially notified the European Commission on Wednesday (8 September) about its intention to acquire UK-based Arms, a Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.
Transport 08-09-2021

Intel to invest up to €80 billion in boosting EU chip capacity

Intel Corp on Tuesday (7 September) said it could invest as much as €80 billion in Europe over the next decade to boost the region's chip capacity and will open up its semiconductor plant in Ireland for automakers.

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