Silicon Alps Cluster GmbH

Austria: Carinthia
Dr. Günther Lackner

Overview

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About us

The Silicon Alps Electronic Cluster is a public-private partnership that brings together Austrian players from industry, science and public authorities to develop and position the electronics and microelectronics sector with a regional focus on the locations Carinthia and Styria. The Silicon Alps cluster regards itself as a long-term strategic alliance and a tool for cooperative, efficient and business-oriented location development.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 100
    Cluster Members
  • 60
    SME's
  • 20
    Large Companies
  • 10
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 10
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

In the context of Europe’s microelectronics industry, the industrial location Austria provides a highly sophisticated industrial profile, which also reveals major contributions in attaining European goals in the field of microelectronic and nanoelectronic components and systems. Three integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) are based in Austria, two of which have local production capacities. The location additionally boasts a number of leading international equipment suppliers, strong niche players in the software and electronics sector, several small and medium-sized research centres and cluster organisations, as well as a good selection of specialised university departments. All of this is complemented by powerful user industries (especially in the automotive, aeronautic and rail sector), supporting the vertical integration of innovative microelectronic solutions in highly developed local value added chains. These businesses provide jobs for 23 thousand to 30 thousand people in Austria and for 35 thousand to 46 thousand people worldwide. If the relevant value added chains of the ECSEL-Austria target group are included, there are likely to be between 65 thousand and 85 thousand employees (directly and indirectly) working in the field of microelectronics, embedded systems and smart systems integration in Austria. The sales volume generated by these companies amounts to more than 15 billion euros.

Management team

Günther Lackner
Cluster Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Digital Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

To boost the competiveness and innovative performance of its members

To raise the added value in Carinthia and Styria

To promote the location’s international visibility

To enhance the location’s attractiveness for start-ups and business establishment

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

China
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Austria

Transnational support activites

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International support activites

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Upcoming events

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