Silicon Europe seeks to boost R&D, manufacturing
LONDON – Four European cluster organizations for electronics said they are launching a Silicon Europe alliance to improve research coordination and investment in electronics. A summit is being planned to discuss how manufacturing can be revived in the region.
Alliance members said they want to expand Europe's position as a leading center for energy efficient micro- and nanoelectronics along with information and communications technology (ICT). The cluster partners from Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands represent about 800 research institutes and companies accounting for more than 150,000 jobs.
The four groups are: Silicon Saxony (Dresden, Germany), DSP Valley (Belgium), Minalogic (Grenoble, France) and Point One (Eindhoven, Netherlands). Participating electronics companies include NXP, Globalfoundries, Infineon and STMicroelectronics, according to a report in EETimes. >>More here