German Engineering Federation (VDMA) Calls Attention to Shifting Semiconductor Production

MAY 27, 2009 — FRANKFURT AM MAIN — In a press announcement directed to member countries of the European Union (EU), Thilo Brodtmann, Vice Executive Director of the German Engineering Federation, (VDMA) notes that technological innovations in the machinery industry, and thus the competitiveness of the engineering sector as a whole increasingly depend on the application of intelligent electronics. Especially the access to customer specific microchips could be threatened with a vanishing European semiconductor industry. “Up to now this latent danger has not yet been perceived as such by most of our industry players, but in the long run it could become an Achilles’ heel. This must be avoided”, says Brodtmann.

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