First meeting of the Perte Chip Group of Experts
The Committee, made up of 11 experts in the microelectronics sector, strengthens PERTE's governance.

The first meeting of the new Group of Expert of the Perte Chip, chaired by the First VicePresident and Minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, was focused on the progress made to strengthen the microchip ecosystem in Spain has been presented.

A positive balance that highlights announcements such as those made by Intel, Cisco andBroadcom to establish in Spain, as well as the launch of the first calls for grants to consolidate the design ecosystem and the education of new talent in the country.

The ExpertsCommittee, reinforces the governance of Perte Chip, which is aimed at guiding the Special Commissioner Jaime Martorell and the technical office to maximize the impact of this strategic project in order to place Spain among the leaders of the microelectronics and semiconductor sector in the country.

In this first meeting, the Committee share the lines of action for the second half of the year were shared, which include the resolution of the ‘Misiones Chip’ grants and the publication of the call for ‘Cátedras Chip’, a grant design to train at least 1,000 of qualified professionals and to support research throughout the value chain of this industry.

Members of the Group of Expert

Mayte Bacete, Site director at MaxLinear Spain

Industrial engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). She has been working in the microelectronics industry for over 20 years in large companies and is the driving force behind the Valencia Silicon Cluster.


Luis Fonseca, director IMB-CNM (CSIC)

PhD inPhysics by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, he has developed his professional career at the National Microelectronics Center (CNM). He leads the research group: "MicroEnergy sources and Sensor Integration".


Ignacio Herrera, Project Director, Avionics andAdvanced Systems at SENER Aerospace.

PhD inElectronics Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid andTelecommunications Engineering from the University Pública of Navarra. He regularly participates in evaluation panels of national projects and EUFramework Programs.


María Luisa LópezVallejo, Professor of Electronic Technology (Universidad Politécnica deMadrid).

Professor of Electronic Technology and PhD in Telecommunication Engineering. Her professional activity is focused on research and teaching at the UniversidadPolitécnica de Madrid within the research group Laboratorio de SistemasIntegrados, LSI.


Juan Carlos Lopez, Professor of InformationTechnologies and Systems at the UCLM

Professor of Information Technologies and Systems at the UCLM. He currently leads theArco research group, which works on the design of increasingly intelligent interconnected systems.


María Marced, President of TSMC Europe

Responsible for driving the development, strategy and management of TSMC's business inEurope. She currently serves as chair of the EMEA Leadership Council of GSA(Global Semiconductor Alliance).


Antonio Núñez, former director of the Instituto Universitario de Microelectrónica Aplicada de Canarias.

Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.  PhD in Telecommunications Engineering by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación de laUniversidadPolitécnica de Madrid (ETSIT-UPM).


Lluís Torner, director of the Institute of Photonic Sciences.

Degree in Physical Sciences by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and PhD and professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He conceived and developed the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), an entity he has led since its foundation in 2002.


Ezequiel Navarro, CEO of Grupo Premo.

Industrial engineer specialized in electronics. CEO of Grupo Premo, dedicated to the design and manufacture of electronic components for the automotive sector. President of the Ricardo Valle Innovation Institute, also known as Innova IRV.


Teresa Riesgo, Secretary General for Innovation(Ministry of Science and Innovation).

PhD in Industrial Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She has been a professor of Electronic Technology at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de la UPM (ETSII-UPM) since2003, where she has developed her teaching and research career.


Mateo Valero, director of the BarcelonaSupercomputing Center. National Supercomputing Center.

PhD. inTelecommunications Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. His career has focused on research and teaching in the field of ComputerArchitecture, especially in topics related to supercomputers and high performance computers.

Other news

Spanish Government invests €50 million in 15 projects for microelectronics ecosystem’s development

More than 60 companies will benefit from the 'Chip Missions' grants in collaboration with the CDTI.

Jaime Martorell, Special Commissioner, participates in the Chips JU inauguration

Jaime Martorell, Special Commissioner, participates also in the Chips JU inauguration

Grants to train more than 1,000 new experts in microelectronics have been to the university community

The aid, totaling over 80 million euros from the Next Generation EU Funds, will be available at the end of the month.

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