Saxony has a long tradition in microelectronics and the semiconductor industry. At the latest since the 1960s, the first research and developments in this field have been advanced here. The area also formed the core of Silicon Saxony and still does today. The semiconductor plants, so-called fabs, of well-known companies such as Bosch, Infineon, Globalfoundries and X-FAB were and are an important pillar for the economic success of the entire cluster or region. Also, a Large number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups, both from the field of design and the most important parts of the supply chain are active in our region. They work on innovative solutions for microelectronics – from materials to machines and systems. Close cooperation between industry, research and education has made Saxony the most important location in Europe for the semiconductor industry, especially in the area of production. Every third chip produced in Europe comes from Saxony.
Absolutely cutting-edge research, world-class product development, highly and fully automated production factories – the semiconductor heart of Europe beats in Silicon Saxony. Since the term was first used by Richard Hornik in 1998, the location has now also made a name for itself worldwide. But where are the chips of tomorrow actually being developed? Where are the big fabs in the industry? Which companies and institutions shape the region? In which working groups is the exchange taking place and what news is there from and about the actors from the region and beyond? Find out all this and more in this section. Together with you, we would like to make the region even better known and move it forward.
Competences in the region
From A for ALD to Z for Zigbee
The players in our network in the field of semiconductors represent almost the entire value chain – from materials, design, front-end production and packaging to automation or fab management. Find all current members and their profiles here. Do you know of other companies with important competencies that should become members? Then let us know!
Numbers. Data. Facts.
of all chips in Europe come from Silicon Saxony
m² clean room area