EU Chips Research Funding Bridges Lab-to-Fab Gap

In early April, the European Commission took another step in advancing semiconductor technology by allocating the first tranche of funding for “pilot lines” under the European Chips Act. Managed by the Chips Joint Undertaking, which oversees the EU's investment in chips research, this allocation marks a pivotal moment in the region's technological advancement. Following a rigorous selection process, Imec, CEA-Leti, and Fraunhofer have emerged as key players among the Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) entrusted with running these pilot lines. These lines will serve as crucial bridges “from lab to fab,” facilitating the transition of cutting-edge technologies from conception to commercialization. One of the pilot lines will specifically focus on advanced heterogeneous systems integration, highlighting the EU's commitment to fostering innovation across diverse domains within the semiconductor industry. Read the press release from Chips Joint Undertaking. IPC Contact: Alison James.