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Comment Neelie
[...] So back in May I set out the challenge: how do we make sure we have a whole electronics ecosystem right here in Europe — perhaps, one day soon, topped-up by an "Airbus of Chips"? Building on a few successful global players, on an immense number of highly innovative smaller companies, and on our leading research and development institutes. Building on our successful models for cooperation, combining all sources of support and focussing it at the bottlenecks – and looking at policy areas like trade and state aid, too. Could we be more daring, work differently, build strategic alliances? Could we build an electronics powerhouse here in Europe?