Germany and europe, according to federal minister of economics peter altmaier, have to use the upswing after the corona crisis for an expansion of the capacities in semiconductor production. The trend that the world market share of europe in this area is more and more shrinking, muse and reversed, emphasized the cdu politician on thursday when visiting semiconductor manufacturers infineon and globalfoundries in dresden. "We talk about a tremendous growth industry." part of the growth muse in germany and europe take place.
Chip deficiency meets auto industry
Most recently, the corona pandemic had taken care of a skyrocketed demand for notebooks and other computer technology. Many manufacturers, especially the auto industry, is currently making a scarcity of microelectronics chips to create. But even after the pandemic, the need for new technologies like the internet of things and industry 4.0 growing further, so altmaier.
The minister of economic affairs referred to ongoing talks with the european commission for a planned new edition of the european aid program ipcei for microelectronics. Thus, the local industry should catch up with the residue to asia and the usa. More than 50 urban projects were filed according to altmaier – in germany alone is the demand for demand for several billion euros.
Search for investment
There is a high interest from foreign investors to build new production facilities in germany. According to altmaier, around three billion euros are planned in the current draft budget of the confed. The amount must be increased further to make germany for a leading location for microelectronics. If there are new investors from abroad, a claim will not "attempts from companies that we have already placed our support", said altmaier. For example, the chipriese intel had broken down the expansion of his capacity in europe.
In dresden’s approached chip manufacturers such as infineon and globalfoundries already explained an expansion of manufacturing capacity in the sachsian state capital – and hope for appropriate subsidies.