A strong electronics sector will support an efficient and independent industrial fabric in Europe. This observation is now widely shared in a situation of extraordinary concentration of electronics companies and therefore of a real threat of making all downstream industrial sectors (automotive, health, weapons, aeronautics, aerospace, safety, etc.) dependent on a few players.
Europe, and particularly France, has been able to maintain a significant technological lead (among the only two nanoelectronics technologies coexisting in the world: one is American (FinFET) and the other French (FDSOI). However, many companies, seduced by Asia’s attractive production costs, adopted a subcontracting and dependency model in South-east Asia, and are now seeing its disadvantages.
Based on this observation, the national sector should contribute to promoting a widespread re-industrialisation movement for European electronics that will make it possible to contribute more extensively to the competitiveness of the entire industry.