Germany‘s microelectronics landscape

The semiconductor heart of Europe beats here

Absolutely cutting-edge research, world-class product development, highly and fully automated production factories - the semiconductor heart of Europe beats in Germany. Locations such as the microelectronics valley Silicon Saxony have long since made a name for themselves worldwide. But where are the chips of tomorrow actually developed? Where are the big fabs in the industry? Which companies and institutions shape the German semiconductor market? Our location map provides a quick overview.

Silicon Saxony in figures

>1 million wafers are processed in Saxony per year

>113,000 sqm clean room space in Saxony

51 educational and research institutes

>40,000 employees work in Saxon microelectronics

5 fabs at one location

Every 3rd microchip produced in Europe is "Made in Saxony


"It's not about intra-European competition - it's about Europe's position in global competition."

Frank Bösenberg, Managing Director | Silicon Saxony

In order to remain internationally competitive, the microelectronics industry in Europe must cooperate more closely. Silicon Saxony has therefore been involved in the Silicon Europe Verbund - a network of eleven European cluster partners - since 2012 and is also active in the EU projects ASCENT+, Eurocluster, METIS and EXCITE.

More about our European cooperation projects

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