Published October 5, 2023 | Version v1
Project deliverable Open

The European Chip Ecosystem and Open Source Silicon

  • 1. OpenForum Europe


This policy brief aims to explain the open source silicon approach in terms of its importance for semiconductor research
and development as well as its industrial integration in Europe. It will examine the background of this approach and how
it relates to the semiconductor value chain, as well as its weaknesses and strengths and their consequences for Europe:
After an overview of the open source silicon landscape, a SWOT analysis will be presented to identify how the approach
of open source silicon can be leveraged to strengthen the European semiconductor industry. The knowledge production
process at the basis of this brief involved targeted research, expert interviews and insights gained from
workshops and webinars.



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