This is to inform you that the COREnect project has released a White Paper entitled “Passive user or innovative driver? Europe's future role in microelectronics and connectivity”. It is available at
In the advent of an intelligent and connected world, the underlying, enabling technologies have made headline news. Modern societies’ dependence on semiconductor technologies, microprocessors, and system-on-chip (SoC) has become painfully obvious in a very short time. In parallel, the evolved digital infrastructure and related technologies are becoming undisputable cornerstones for economic development. Like roads, power grids and other basic infrastructure that once propelled societal development in the 1900s, digitalization will do the same for this century. However, the roads towards future, sustainable prosperity are not made of asphalt – they are spelled waveguides, photonics, wireless and silicon.