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Member states must fund chips upskilling, partnership chief says

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EU’s Chips Joint Undertaking research and manufacturing partnership can only contribute to consulting, director indicates

The EU’s member states must provide most of the funding to ensure the bloc has sufficient skills to meet its ambitions around semiconductor research and manufacturing, the head of a new public-private partnership on microchips has warned.

The Chips Joint Undertaking was created in September, charged with using EU funding of €4.2 billion and a further €7bn or so from industry and other public sources to lead on increasing the ability of the EU to develop and make its own microchips, which lie at the heart of digitisation trends.

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