During the ECSEL Austria Conference held on October 18th in Vienna the importance of Electronic Based Systems in view of the challenges set by the green and digital transition have been discussed. Addressing aspects of European industrial policies and technological sovereignty, the IPCEI instrument has been assessed to be of major strategic importance and impact.
An example of an important step in the right direction is the IPCEI on Microelectronics, as illuminated by Michael Jerne/NXP, Herbert Pairitsch/Infineon and Hannes Voraberger/AT&S. The IPCEI on Microelectronics can be seen as a strategic course setting that provides domestic companies with the necessary impulses. According to Klaus Bernhardt, expert in the Trade Association for the Electrical and Electronic Industry, FEEI, “this is one of the European measures to strategically contain the chip shortage. The Austrian companies are able to strengthen their technological competences and production in the really important areas of climate protection and digitalization.” The aspect of efficient dissemination and maximization of spill-over effects has been intensively discussed in the IPCEI slot.
The presentation you can find here.