It is known as “the PERTE of semiconductors”, and Spain sees in it an important economic and development opportunity. The government of Pedro Sanchez approved this Tuesday a multimillion-dollar investment with which it intends to turn the country into a power in microchips. The Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calvingave the details.
“This is the most ambitious project for its amount, since we are talking about more than 12,000 million euros of public investment”, revealed the first vice president; “for its transformative impact, since semiconductors or chips are an essential element for our industry and for the digitization process; and it is the most ambitious for its contribution to the strategic autonomy in technological matters of Spain and the European Union in its set”.
The summary, the PERTE or strategic project for economic recovery and transformation will focus on the design and manufacture of microchips in Spain. With this, both this country and the European Union seek to face their well-known dependence on the United States and Asia to acquire these components, which are vital for the day-to-day life of any society.
It is without a doubt and as Calviño pointed out of the most ambitious Spanish project economically speaking of those financed with European funds. In Davos, President Pedro Sánchez is already looking for allies for this path to the future in his meetings with the CEOs of up to four leading companies in the microchip sector.