United Kingdom: UK joins the European Union’s CJU program

Mar 14, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

The UK has joined the European Union’s ‘Chips Joint Undertaking’ (CJU) program as a “participating state.” This is a move that gives the country access to a €1.3 billion semiconductor research and development fund.

“We are very happy to welcome the UK to the Chips Joint Undertaking as a participating state,” said Jari Kinaret, executive director of the CJU. “We are looking forward to working with the UK partners to develop the European industrial ecosystem in microelectronics and its applications, contributing to the continent’s scientific excellence and innovation leadership in semiconductor technologies and related fields.”

The UK’s technology minister, Saqib Bhatti, added: “Our membership of the Chips Joint Undertaking will boost Britain’s strengths in semiconductor science and research to secure our position in the global chip supply chain. This underscores our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and cements our important role in shaping the future of semiconductor technologies around the world.”