The European Commission hopes to develop the production capacity of these latest generation and sustainable semiconductors so that their output value can reach at least 20% of the world’s total output value.
The European Union lost the world battle of the latest generation of semiconductors, which have an etching fineness of 7 or even 5 nanometers. The technological level of global giants such as TSMC, Samsung or Intel. His only chance to catch up with the package is to directly participate in the future chip competition, these chips are 2 nanometers or 3 nanometers, or more than 30 billion transistors on a nail-sized wafer.In order to try this feat, the European Commission should announce at the end of April “A new European Union of Processors aims to ensure European sovereignty on this issue”, There are two goals: to enable Europe to “Design more powerful semiconductors with lower power consumption”, with “Establish the ability to produce these high value-added processors in Europe, and strive to reach below 5 nm”.
Its ambition is “By 2030”, The production of these advanced and sustainable semiconductors in Europe (ten times more energy efficient than today) accounts for at least 20% of the world’s total output value. Today, European-made chips account for less than 10% of the European semiconductor market, and much less globally. Germany’s Infineon Technologies, the Netherlands’ NXP and French-Italian STMicroelectronics are the final European semiconductor manufacturers. They come from major power groups such as Siemens, Philips and Thomson.
Therefore, the Old World hopes to play a role in the future. “The European Commission plans to replace the Ethel Joint Commitment [partenariat public privé créé en 2014] By a new one called KDT [Key Digital Technologies]With a budget of 1.8 billion euros”Said Sabine Herlitschka, current president of Ecsel and managing director of Infineon Austria.
By combining public and private investment in this way, Thierry Breton, the European Internal Market Commissioner, bet to raise 2 to 30 billion euros to fund research and development and the production of microelectronics for next-generation chips. “Our dependence on Asia is excessive and unacceptable; it makes us vulnerable”, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery, was concerned in mid-February. But for a still heterogeneous team, the threshold now seems to be higher than ever. TSMC alone announced that it would invest US$100 billion in three years, and Intel would invest US$20 billion in its two factories in the United States.