BERLIN, Germany – April 10, 2019 – SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, and TechWorks, the industry association for the deep tech community in the United Kingdom, today signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under the agreement, SEMI and TechWorks will collaborate to accelerate joint development and commercialization of electronics design and manufacturing innovations across multiple sectors and applications such as cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) security and connected electric vehicles.
“The MOU extends SEMI’s standing relationship with TechWorks through its National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) Semiconductors to Systems Communities by combining our complementary strengths to enable growth in vertical segments,” said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe. “Together, we will leverage these strengths to lead and speed the development of world-class innovations in electronics design and manufacturing to maintain Europe’s leadership.”
The agreement will strengthen crucial links between the UK and continental Europe to bring more value to SEMI members and the industry while delivering economic benefits across the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain.
“The strategic collaboration between SEMI Europe and TechWorks will span the global supply chain to accelerate the delivery of electronics technology,” said Alan Banks, CEO of TechWorks. “Our complementary communities extend both organizations’ reach and the world-class R&D capability of TechWorks.”
TechWorks, the parent organisation to the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI), Power Electronics UK, AESIN (Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation Network) and the IoT Security Foundation, seeks to strengthen the UK’s leadership in deep tech.
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