About: semiconductors

Global Europe 16-05-2022

US, EU to boost coordination on semiconductor supply, Russia

The United States and the European Union plan to announce on Monday (16 May) a joint effort aimed at identifying semiconductor supply disruptions as well as countering Russian disinformation, officials said.
Technology 11-05-2022

LEAK: Russia main focus of upcoming transatlantic TTC summit

The confrontation with Russia will be at the centre of the next high-level meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), according to the draft conclusions obtained by EURACTIV.
Technology 25-02-2022

Digital Brief: Data Act official, the (real) cost of semiconductors

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The Data Act clarifies who can access and share data and on what terms. It provides legal certainty,...
Technology 25-02-2022

PFAS: chips’ poisonous ingredient that doesn’t go away

As Europe strives to boost semiconductor capacity with the Chips Act, the use of poisonous chemicals will also increase while the treatment of hazardous waste remains largely inadequate.
Technology 22-02-2022

Chips Act unveiled: The (real) cost of making semiconductors

In this special report, EURACTIV looks at a fundamental component missing from the chips package the European Commission presented on 8 Febryary: How the EU executive will square its semiconductor ambitions with its other policies, such as the green agenda and upcoming restrictions on dangerous chemicals.
Industrial Strategy 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...
Technology 09-02-2022

Big European countries likely to gain the most from EU chip push

The European Commission's plan to make the continent more lucrative for investing in semiconductor factories will likely skew the benefits towards larger countries such as Germany, France and Italy, analysts say.
Industrial Strategy 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.
Ukraine 20-01-2022

White House tells chip industry to be ready for potential Russia export curbs

The White House told the US chip industry to be prepared for new restrictions on exports to Russia if Moscow attacks Ukraine, sources said, including potentially blocking the country's access to global electronic supplies.
Technology 27-12-2021

2022: The turning point in EU’s digital policy

The EU's ambitious digital policies face a moment of truth in 2022. EURACTIV takes a closer look at what is coming up.
Industrial Strategy 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.
Industrial Strategy 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.
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Industrial Strategy 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.
Technology 05-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: DSA centralised, Data Act leak, political chips, digital footprints

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We will be careful not to go the extra mile in decreasing the freedom of speech.” -Věra Jourová, Vice-President...
Technology 05-11-2021

Tech sector warns against politicisation of EU semiconductor industry

Digital industries welcomed the European Commission’s announcement of the Chips Act that aims at making Europe more resilient to external supply shocks, but warned that the strategy should not be driven by political imperatives alone.
Economy & Jobs 13-10-2021

South Korean trade minister calls for closer ties with the EU

Ten years after the free trade agreement between the EU and South Korea was signed, South Korean trade minister Yeo seeks to modernize it by including investment protection and new technologies.
Technology 01-10-2021

EU’s Breton on Asia tour to foster digital cooperation, tackle chips shortages

European Commissioner Thierry Breton visited Japan and South Korea this week to find common grounds for future cooperation on digital and tech matters. The agenda was dominated by the recently announced European Chips Act and the prospect of digital partnership agreements.
Global Europe 28-09-2021

US to press for semiconductor relief at EU tech meeting

US President Joe Biden will use this week's inaugural technology ministerial with the European Union to push for solutions to the nagging semiconductor supply issue that has hit the American economy, officials said Monday (27 September).
Technology 23-09-2021

LEAK: Trade and Technology Council draft statement reveals top priorities for transatlantic talks

The main areas where the EU and US will seek convergence are foreign investments, export control, AI and semiconductors, according to a joint statement leaked to EURACTIV.
Industrial Strategy 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...
Industrial Strategy 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.
Industrial Strategy 03-09-2021

Germany to invest billions to bring semiconductor production back to Europe

As part of a major European project, Germany wants to invest several billion euros into bringing semiconductor production back to Europe, with the aim of strengthening German and European technological sovereignty. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Industrial Strategy 28-07-2021

German carmakers partially shut down amid semiconductor shortage

The German automotive industry is continuing to struggle with a severe supply shortage in semiconductors, while national and European authorities are trying to boost local production capacities.