5 April 2022

Semiconductors – used in chips – have been a hot topic among European businesses and policymakers.

Why is access to semiconductors and chips so important?

What are the goals of the European Union in terms of the chips and semiconductors industry?

Will the recently proposed EU Chips Act fulfill these objectives?

Watch our conversation with Ben van der Zon, Chair of Silicon Europe Alliance to find the answers!

About dr Ben van der Zon

Ben has over 30 years’ experience in (international collaborative) R&D for high tech and complex systems. He held R&D (management) positions in the defence industry, semiconductor industry, government and in institutes.

Ben received his PhD at the university of Leiden (NL) in the field of solid state physics. He is active for High Tech NL since 2012 for the execution of collaborative and EU-funded projects and to build and maintain international relations.

Ben was one of the actors that founded the Silicon Europe Alliance which he chairs in 2022

About Silicon Europe Alliance

The Silicon Europe Alliance is an Electronic Based System meta cluster, representing more than 2000 companies and research institutions serving and driving business in the following fields of application:

  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart Living
  • Smart Health and
  • Smart Industry

The Alliance members are leaders in digital technologies including Micro- & Nanoelectronics, Cyber Security, Photonics and Robotics.