Paris, 4 January 2022 – AENEAS, the Industry Association for European nano- and microelectronics- based components, systems and applications, today announces the appointment of Kurt Sievers, President and Chief Executive Officer of NXP Semiconductors, as its new President. Sievers succeeds Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics, who has held the post since 2019.
“I am excited to lead AENEAS at a time when our industry plays an essential role in ensuring Europe’s green and digital transformations. It’s vital to focus on and invest in European technological sovereignty where Semiconductors play a pivotal role,” said Sievers, explaining his vision for the association. “Semiconductors are not only strategic components of critical infrastructures, but they are also key to future disruptive innovation. We want to boost ambitious RD&I and foster collaboration across the entire ECS value chain – in the KDT JU, in the Eureka Clusters Xecs, PENTA and Euripides2 – to generate sustainable innovation that makes our world smarter, drives economic growth, and delivers societal and environmental impact for a better life for all of us.”
Sievers continued, “AENEAS plays an important role in achieving these ambitions. As an industry association, it gives its members a voice in shaping European priorities and RD&I strategy. And crucially, AENEAS helps its members generate impact by supporting them in creating and participating in collaborative projects.”
AENEAS collaborates with its sister associations, EPoSS and Inside, as part of the Governing Boards of ECSEL and the newly launched KDT JU, and together they are joint publishers of the ECS-SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda). The ECS-SRIA identifies the research and innovation challenges which need to be addressed in the short, medium and long-term, and has been adopted as the KDT SRIA. Moreover, AENEAS operates the Eureka Xecs, PENTA and Euripides² Clusters, and is actively involved in the Eureka Cluster Programme (ECP), giving it a unique position within the whole ECS value chain.
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