Entertainment Bosch opens factory - Saxony as a semiconductor site on the upswind

11:30  07 june  2021
11:30  07 june  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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on Monday Bosch opens its new semiconductor factory in Dresden. The first chips should be sold in the middle of next year.

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Bosch-Chip-Fabrik in Dresden. © Bosch Bosch Chip Factory in Dresden. Saxony's Minister of Economics Martin Dulig (SPD) sees Saxony as a microelectronics location further on the upswing. The worldwide demand for chips is very high and waxes, so the minister on Sunday. With the opening of the new semiconductor factory of Bosch on Monday (June 7), a "new important player" is now added. Dulig referred to globalfoundries, Infineon and X-Fab with their large chip works, but also numerous small and medium-sized technology companies, that made the "Silicon Saxony" . Overlooking the competition from the USA and East Asia, Europe has to reach digital sovereignty. "Saxony as a European center of microelectronics can make an important contribution here," says Dulig.

According to Industry Association Silicon Saxony, there are currently around 2,500 companies in Saxony with more than 70,000 employees in the industry. In recent three years alone, almost 5,000 employees have been added - not only in microelectronics, but also in the field of software.

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Aid Aid Program IPcei is expected to be continued

Meanwhile, Sachsen's Prime Minister Michael Kritschmer (CDU) has pronounced for a continuation of the European Aid Aid Program IPcei (Important Project of Common European Interest). With his help, a growth boost in microelectronics have been triggered in recent years, Kretschmer said to the Editorial Network Germany (RND). The opening of the new Bosch plant in Dresden is one of the most visible successes of the program. Against the background that the continuation at European level needs to be redegensed, a quick agreement on a second IPCEI for microelectronics is urgently needed, so Kretschmer.

On Monday, Bosch opens its new semiconductor factory in Dresden and will in future want to produce 300-millimeter wafers chips for the Internet's Internet and the automotive industry. The first chips should be sold in the middle of next year.

The Silicon Saxony industry association also sees a signal effect for other companies: So recently the telecommunications company Vodafone had announced to establish a mobile development center in Dresden. The Saxon state capital could prevail against several European competitors. Even Jenoptik wants to start the construction of a factory for optics and sensors at the location next year, at the beginning of 2025 the production should start. "The interaction of numerous companies, institutes and startups makes Dresden one of Europe's leading high-tech locations," said Dresden Lord Mayor Dirk Hilbert (FDP) on Sunday. dpa

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