Semiconductors are central to the digital economy. They make digital products work: from smartphones and cars, to critical applications and infrastructures in health, energy, communications and automation to most other industry sectors. Yet, the world is short of semiconductors – also known as chips.
This shortage of chips has very concrete consequences for the EU economy, jobs and even leisure. Carmakers postpone the production of vehicles. Broadband providers run out of internet routers. Gamers cannot get their hands on next-generation consoles.
To better understand how the shortage of chips is affecting European industry, the European Commission invites stakeholders to contribute to the European Chips Survey. This targeted stakeholder survey on chip demand aims to collect information from actors across industrial ecosystems and from all parts of the semiconductor value chain.
Please share your contribution through the European Chips Survey,open until 20 March 2022.The results of this survey will help the Commission to assess existing and future European demand for chips as well as identify potential supply bottlenecks. The information can also help public authorities to target concrete actions, commitments and investments needed at regional, national and European levels.
- State of the Union address 2021 by President von der Leyen
- Commission proposes Chips Act
- The EU Industrial Strategy
- Alliance on Processors and Semiconductor Technologies
- Questions on the survey? Contact: GROW-CHIPS@ec.europa.eu
- Publication date
- 16 February 2022
- Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs