BERLIN – Germany’s Federal Ministry for Education and Research has announced a 4-year, €400 million research framework for microelectronics.

The framework will help Germany continue to pioneer multiple technological concepts, among them Industry 4.0, autonomous driving, the energy transition and medical technology.

Introduced as a new phase of the country’s Digital Agenda and High-tech Strategy, the fund will help the results from research create some 10% of Europe’s GDP.

“This program, like some others, will help Germany not only cement a position at the heart of this industry but also play a key role in many others,” said Max Milbredt, manager electronics and microtechnology at Germany Trade & Invest, the national economic development agency.

Ed.: €1 = US$1.1121

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