MEP Dan Nica was appointed by the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) committee to act as Rapporteur on the Framework of measures for strengthening Europe’s semiconductor ecosystem (Chips Act). The position of Shadow Rapporteur will be filled by MEP Eva Maydell.
The Chips Act for which they are preparing reports is a set of measures that aims to ensure Europe’s technological leadership in semiconductor technologies, introduced as a response to the global chip shortages of 2021. On 31 March, Executive Vice-President Margaret Vestager participated in the ITRE committee meeting in order to engage in structured dialogue about the chips act.
Semiconductors (chips) contain rare materials, some of them originating from conflict resources – as the EuChemS periodic table demonstrates it. The Chips Act, alongside bolstering innovation and securing supply, also focuses on the sustainability of such technologies, and the role semiconductors may play in circular economy. You can read more about the chips act here.