Until today, two IPCEIs in the microelectronics value chain have been launched. These IPCEIs comprise 100 projects in 14 Member States including up to €10 billion State aid which is expected to unlock more than €20,2 billion of additional private investment.
First IPCEI on Microelectronics
On 18 December 2018, the European Commission approved the first IPCEI in the field of Microelectronics. After the subsequent participation of Austria on 23 March 2021, a total of 32 companies from five member states (Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom) are participating in this project.
The project's overall objective is to enable research and develop innovative technologies and components (e.g., chips, integrated circuits, and sensors) that can be integrated in a large set of downstream applications. These include consumer devices, for example home appliances and automated vehicles, and commercial and industrial devices, for example the management systems for batteries used for electric mobility and energy storage.
The five Member States will provide up to €1.9 billion in funding in the coming years, which is expected to unlock additional €6.5 billion in private investments.
- Press release
- Press release of subsequent AT participation
- Link to decision: Germany (coordinating Member State)
Second IPCEI on Microelectronics – Microelectronics and Communication Technologies
On 8th June 2023, the European Commission approved the second IPCEI in the field of Microelectronics, including communication technologies (IPCEI ME/CT). The project was jointly prepared and notified by fourteen Member States (Austria, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain). The project involves 68 projects from 56 companies, that form part of the wider IPCEI ME/CT ecosystem involving over 30 associated participants.
The project's overall objective is to enable the digital and green transformation by: (i) creating innovative microelectronics and communication solutions, and (ii) developing energy-efficient and resource-saving electronics systems and manufacturing methods. They will contribute to the technological advancement of many sectors, including communications (5G and 6G), autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. They will also support companies active in the energy generation, distribution and use in their green transition.
The fourteen Member States will provide up to €8.1 billion in funding in the coming years, which is expected to unlock additional €13.7 billion in private investments.