doi: 10.7873/DATE.2015.1146

The Future of Electronics, Semiconductors, and Design in Europe

Jalal Bagherli1, Thierry Collette2, Antun Domic3, Horst Symanzik4 and Hossein Yassaie5

1Dialog Semiconductor, Germany.

2LETI, France.

3Synopsys, USA.

4Bosch Sensortec, Germany.

5Imagination Technologies, UK.


For more than a decade, Europe has been the wireless continent; today, wireless has almost completely shifted to the U.S. and Asia. This shift has had a profound impact on the electronic, semiconductor, and design ecosystem: long-time leaders have disappeared, or have abandoned the wireless business/market. Europe needs to re-invent itself once again. Is there a future for electronics, and IC design and manufacturing in Europe? If so, what are the applications, and the technologies that will bring Europe back to the top of the world leadership? This panel session, moderated by EPFL Professor Giovanni De Micheli, will gather executives from the semiconductor, IP, and R&D sectors to discuss the prospects of our industry in Europe.

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