source of innovation for all industry.
The sector’s main challenges
A vital industrial foundation
The Electronics sector is the vital industrial foundation of the digital revolution and energy transition through nanoelectronics and power electronics technologies, all the way to assembly and integration activities. Large markets are seeing their demand for electronics increase exponentially at times, as currently in the automotive market with the advent of electric and driverless vehicles. At the same time, new customers are turning to the sector to develop the intelligence of their products or processes and develop new uses based on data transmission and processing.
4 complementary keystones
This acceleration in the pervasive spread of electronics is based on 4 complementary keystones, and it is fundamental to master them all: electronics technologies and components including intelligent sensors to create data; connected objects to process and transmit data and to develop the associated services; power electronics to support energy transition and the development of electric mobility; and cybersecurity to build the trust needed to develop electronic technologies in industry. These are called Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Short-term industrial mastery of CPS digital architecture is a major competitive challenge, particularly for the land transport, aeronautics and defence industries, as well as for the factory of the future, and in the longer term for the healthcare industries.
Recognised skills and expertise
The French sector has remarkable skills, technologies and expertise in all these fields, making it visible and sought after by its national, European and global partners. So the basic ingredients are there but, beyond the financial resources perpetually required to maintain innovation in a high-tech sector, the framework of cooperation and communication still needs to be developed to convert these advantages into a real dynamic and profoundly change the perception and attractiveness of the sector in France and internationally. These conditions are necessary to make French electronics stronger and enable it to challenge global competition that won’t wait for us.