Action Agenda: Chip design key position in Dutch and European semiconductor industry
The Netherlands has acquired a global top position within the semiconductor equipment industry. The second top position within this value chain is the chip design industry. Both positions are of great added value to increase Europe’s strategic autonomy and generate 20% market value. However, this requires strengthening around chip design. Training talent with the right skills to design the next generation of chips is of great importance.
To fulfill this ambition and contribute to Dutch and European innovation policy, a broad national consortium has joined forces in recent months to formulate an ambition document in the form of an action agenda. This action agenda was presented on March 23 to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Maud van Haeren), who emphasized the enormous importance of this type of initiative.
“Together we make chip design a top priority of Dutch innovation policy and help Europe realize a complete ecosystem. Lets make it happen!”
This action agenda “Chip Design NL, the national cluster” was drawn up by ChipTech Twente, High Tech NL cluster Semiconductors (Holland Semiconductors), Brainport Eindhoven, University of Twente, Eindhoven University of Technology, Twente Board, Oost NL and TU Delft.
In the coming months the consortium, together with the industry, will further elaborate this agenda, to come to concrete goals and elaboration of the action lines.
Photo: Handing over the action agenda to Maud van Haeren (Ministry EZK) by Naomie Verstraeten (Brainport Eindhoven) in the company of Tim Tiek (ChipTech Twente), Tom van der Dussen (High Tech NL Semiconductors), Charles Nijssen (Twente Board) and Ivan Stojanovic (Oost NL).