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EU Chip Comeback or Pipe Dream?


EU Chips Act: What to Chase, What to Ignore?

EU chips plan supply chains

By Bolaji Ojo

What’s at stake?
The Chips Act and a related AI initiative are worthy starting points. Now Europe must undertake a deeper, strategic review of imbalances in the supply chain and the continent’s potential exposure to pressure from other regions.

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Chips Act: Europe's Ambitious R&D Agenda

By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake?
Europe is no longer content to be a niche player in the global microelectronics industry. Instead of remaining focused only on established strengths (i.e. MEMS, sensors and power electronics), Europe has awakened to the significance of manufacturing. Three elite microelectronics research institutes aim to help actualize the EU’s new industrial policy.

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What's FD-SOI, and Why Does Europe Want a New One?

FD-SOI fully depleted silicon on insulator

By Ron Wilson

What’s at stake?
Fully depleted silicon-on-insulator solves the problem of leakage for chip makers, but the technology lags behind more-traditional FinFET processes. Now, the EU is banking on a new spin of FD-SOI as its ticket to sophisticated, next-generation ICs.

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The EU Has a Chip Plan. Can it Execute?

EU Chips Act strategy

By George Leopold

What’s at stake?
Details of Europe’s semiconductor strategy are being debated. The keys to success are maintaining and expanding the current chip ecosystem while laying the groundwork to leverage advanced manufacturing nodes.

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Targeted Chips Act Puts Europe Back in the Race

By George Leopold

What’s at stake?
American and European policymakers are united in their efforts to begin moving chip manufacturing back from East Asia. The trick is targeting financial incentives to yield humming production lines, well-paying jobs, supply-chain security and strategic partnerships with growth industries. The European approach, which will hand industry a roadmap along with a check, appears more likely to succeed.

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