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CHIPS Meets Chips: Transatlantic Cooperation in Semiconductor Research

December 12, 2023 • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

This event will take place from 2:00pm-6:00pm CET (8:00am-12:00pm EST) at Comet Hotel Meetings - Louise, Pl. Stéphanie 20, 1050 Brussels, Belgium, and will be webcast live from this page.

In-person attendance requests subject to approval.

In the fast-evolving semiconductor landscape, the United States and the European Union have embarked on substantial initiatives to bolster their semiconductor industries.

With planned investments of $52.7 billion in the U.S. through the CHIPS & Science Act and €43 billion in the EU with the Chips Act, there is great potential for groundbreaking research, innovative technologies, advanced fabrication, and transformative applications. There is also great potential in transatlantic collaboration. This high-level conference aims to clarify the goals and challenges of these programs while also exploring how these ambitious initiatives can complement one another. 

Enhanced cooperation is not without its challenges, including differing program regulations, political objectives, and industry capabilities. Nevertheless, the dividends of transatlantic cooperation are potentially immense—greater technological progress, heightened efficiencies, reduced costs, more secure supply chains, and strengthened trade and diplomatic ties. Many companies and research institutions, spanning both sides of the Atlantic, recognize these potential benefits and are actively exploring collaborative opportunities.

This event, jointly organized by Brussels-based Science|Business news service and the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) offers a unique platform to discuss these opportunities publicly.

Our goal is to highlight the need and opportunities inherent in greater cooperation and begin an ongoing transatlantic dialogue that brings together Europeans and Americans from industry, academia, and policymaking in this crucial enabling technology.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

This event is being co-organized with:

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Program Agenda


Registration

7:30 am

All times in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Event runs from 2:00pm-6:00pm Central European Time (CET)

Welcome and Conference Opening

8:00 am

Maryline Fiaschi, Chief Executive Officer, Science|Business

Sujai Shivakumar, Senior Fellow and Director, Renewing American Innovation Project, CSIS

Overview of the EU Chips Act and the U.S. CHIPS & Science Act

8:10 am

Eric Lin, Deputy Director, CHIPS R&D Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

Jari Kinaret, Executive Director, EU Chips Joint Undertaking

Barry Johnson, Division Director for Translational Impacts, Directorate of Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships, National Science Foundation

Moderated by: Chris Fall, Senior Advisor, CSIS; Vice President for Applied Sciences, MITRE

Coffee Break

9:00 am

The Opportunity for Transatlantic R&D Cooperation

9:05 am

David Anderson, President, NYCREATES

Gert Bergen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, IMEC

Andreas Schumacher, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Infineon Technologies

Moderated by: Charles Wessner, Senior Advisor, CSIS; Adjunct ProfessorGeorgetown University

Transition Break

9:55 am

Current Initiatives to Grow the Semiconductor Ecosystem

10:10 am

Devanand Shenoy, Principal Director for Microelectronics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense

Patrick Bressler, Director, International Cooperation, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

Naomie Verstraeten, Chief Innovation & Technology, Brainport Development, Eindhoven

Cristina Vicini, Member of the Supervisory Board, EIT Digital

Moderated by: Sujai Shivakumar, Senior Fellow and Director, Renewing American Innovation Project, CSIS

Technical Break

11:00 am

Industry and Investment Perspectives

11:05 am

Alessandro Curioni, IBM Fellow, Vice President Europe and Africa and Director, IBM Research

Arco Krijgsman, Head of Public-Private Partnerships, ASML

Riccardo Masucci, Director of Security and Technology Policy, Intel

Moderated by: David Matthews, International Editor, Science|Business

Closing Remarks

11:55 am

Adjourn to Reception

12:00 pm

Contact Information

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Eric Lin

Eric Lin

Deputy Director, CHIPS R&D Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Barry Johnson

Division Director, Translational Impacts, Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation
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David Anderson

President and CEO, NYCREATES
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Naomie Verstraeten

Naomie Verstraeten

Chief Innovation Officer, Brainport Development
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Gert Bergen

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, IMEC
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Dev Shenoy

Devanand Shenoy

Principal Director for Microelectronics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense
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Jari Kinaret

Executive Director, EU Chips Joint Undertaking
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Alessandro Curioni

Alessandro Curioni

IBM Fellow, Vice President, Europe & Africa and Director, IBM Research Zurich
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Patrick Bressler

Patrick Bressler

Director, Fraunhofer Microelectronics Group, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
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Erwin Nijsse

Erwin Nijsse

Director General, Business Policy & Innovation, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
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Cristina Vicini

Cristina Vicini

Supervisory Board Member, EIT Digital
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Andreas Schumacher

Andreas Schumacher

Executive Vice President, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Infineon Technologies AG
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Riccardo Masucci

Riccardo Masucci

Director, Security and Technology Policy, Intel
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Arco Krijgsman

Arco Krijgsman

Head of Public-Private Partnerships, ASML
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Maryline Fiaschi

CEO, Science|Business
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Sujai Shivakumar
Director and Senior Fellow, Renewing American Innovation Project
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Charles Wessner
Senior Adviser (Non-Resident), Renewing American Innovation Project
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Chris Fall
Senior Adviser, CSIS; Vice President for Applied Sciences, MITRE
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David Matthews

International Editor, Science|Business