Digital Deep Dives series

The EU Chips Act: Asserting Europe's place in the global tech race

29 Mar 2022
10:00 - 11:30 CET

Digital Deep Dives series

The EU Chips Act: Asserting Europe’s place in the global tech race

29th March 2022, 10:00-11:30 CET, online

DIGITALEUROPE invites you to the first event of our Digital Deep Dives series, where we will take an in-depth look at the EU Chips Act and the impact it will have on European industry.

The EU wants to regain a 20% share of global chip production by 2030. At the current pace of growth in the global market, the EU will need to boost its chip production fourfold in less than a decade to achieve such an ambitious target.

There is no time to lose. The Commission’s Chips Act proposal defines important provisions on applied research, production capacity and monitoring chip supply. The final text can enhance semiconductor leadership in Europe if we get it right.

DIGITALEUROPE’s high-level roundtable will bring together key policy-makers and critical industry players in the ecosystem, like chip users. Semiconductor use in automotive applications will almost triple to €100 billion by 2026. Two-thirds of medtech companies have chips in more than half of their products. Securing EU chip leadership in the Digital Decade is crucial for the entire European industrial base.

  • What should be the priority to reinforce EU capabilities in key segments of the value chain?
  • What is the most effective way to respond to possible future chips crises?
  • What is the role of industry in implementing the Chips Act?

The roundtable will answer these fundamental questions and help Parliament and Council in defining their positions.

Watch the full event


  • 10:05-10:10

    Introduction and opening remarks

    • Ray Pinto, Director for Digital Transformation Policy, DIGITALEUROPE
  • 10:10-10:20

    Launch of DIGITALEUROPE’s Recommendations on the European Chips Act paper

    • Martin Pioch, PhD, Senior Manager European Affairs, ZVEI
  • 10:20-11:25

    Roundtable discussion

    • Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CONNECT, European Commission
    • Stefano Pisotti, Competitiveness Coordinator, Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU
    • Alberto Ruiz Rodríguez, Industry Attaché, Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU
    • Magnus Rentzhog, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Government of Sweden
    • Riccardo Masucci, Director, Security and Technology Policy, Intel
    • Julia Jasinska, Head of International Relations & Strategic Advocacy, Nokia
    • Daphne Dernison, Director for Global Government Affairs, Philips
  • 11:25-11:30

    Concluding remarks

    • Ray Pinto, Director for Digital Tranformation Policy, DIGITALEUROPE
For more information, please contact:
Vincenzo Renda
Director for Single Market & Digital Competitiveness
Samia Fitouri
Senior Communications Manager
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