The FirstVice President and Minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation,Nadia Calviño, and the Minister for Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, have signed a declaration of intent with IMEC, the world's leading semiconductor research and development institute, to establish in Spain.
IMEC, based in the Belgian city of Leuven, is the world's leading center for research and technology transfer in the field of semiconductors, with more than 5,000researchers from 95 countries and more than 600 industrial partners, including all the major international companies in the sector.
This announcement follows those of other major international players in the semiconductor and microelectronics field, such as Intel, Cisco, or more recently, Broadcom, which have expressed their plans to set up a manufacturing plant in Spain to produce a substrate that is essential for microchips.
More than 60 companies will benefit from the 'Chip Missions' grants in collaboration with the CDTI.
Jaime Martorell, Special Commissioner, participates also in the Chips JU inauguration
The aid, totaling over 80 million euros from the Next Generation EU Funds, will be available at the end of the month.