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The European Leader’s Group formed in October 2013 is chartered to define how this ambitious vision will be realised including what roadblocks need to be overcome; what are the areas of growth; what alliances/collaborative work is needed and what kind of inward investments do we need and from whom? The Group’s report is due by Dec 31, 2013.
The European Group comprises of:
- Ben Verwaayen (Chairman) – Ex BT & Alcatel-Lucent
- Mike Muller - ARM
- Peter Wennink - ASML
- Jean Therme - CEA
- Hubert Lakner - Fraunhofer
- Rutger Wijburg - Globalfoundries
- Luc van den Hove - Imec
- Reinhard Ploss - Infineon Technologies
- Eamonn Sinnott - Intel
- Rick Clemmer - NXP
- André-Jacques Auberton-Hervé - SOITEC
- Carlo Bozotti - STM
This report, co-authored by Future Horizons, has just been authorized for publication by the European Commission. It is the result of a 14-month study undertaken by Future Horizons and the French firm Decision between January 2011 and February 2012.
It involved face to face interviews in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the USA with senior industry executives across the full industry eco-system, from advance research institutes, equipment and materials firms, IP providers, IDM, fabless and foundry semiconductor manufacturers, end users and public authorities.
The purpose of the study was to identify the activities required to support research and innovation in the field of advanced semiconductor production and measures necessary to attract investments and to support advanced research infrastructures, prototyping and early nanoelectronics manufacturing in Europe with particular emphasis on 450mm manufacturing.
What The Report Concluded:
A study commissioned by the European Commission on the impact of 450mm manufacturing concludes that not having a 450mm production infrastructure in Europe will “threaten the competitiveness of the current European SC manufacturing base, including technology development and device design.” The study prepared in partnership with industry analysis firm, Future Horizons, recommends the creation of a master plan that includes “both a strong industrial commitment and a coordinated position …to leverage the required funding, avoid duplication and concentrate the funding where needed.” Read more
- Report Title: Benefits and measures to set up 450 mm Semiconductor Prototyping and to keep semiconductor manufacturing in Europe. The role of public authorities and programmes
- Release Date: June 2012
- Number of Pages: 140
- Number of Tables & Figures: 38
Media: PDF file
Price for complete report: Free
The report may also be downloaded from the European Commission’s website