EEC, jointly with Union countries, search for new ways of industrial cooperation in microelectronics production

Developing cooperation in the field of microelectronics production in the Eurasian Economic Union countries was discussed by Artak Kamalyan, Minister in charge of Industry and Agriculture of the Eurasian Economic Commission, heads of authorized bodies of a number of the EAEU States as well as representatives of about fifty largest Union's manufacturers and developers of microelectronics, on February 21 in Minsk. The round table was organized by the EEC Industrial Unit jointly with the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus.

The discussion attendees considered the possibilities and prospects of the Union's manufacturing complex in the field of microelectronics as well as areas of cooperation in this sector. 

"Today's event was organized on behalf of the Heads of our States to discuss conceptual approaches to constructing the EAEU concerted long-term strategy in the field of microelectronics. The issue of developing national output of computational microelectronics is relevant not only in the Eurasian Economic Union's space. Just recently, the EU adopted a law envisaging a twofold increase in output of microchips in the EU space, which indicates dependence on the supply of components from all countries of this region", Artak Kamalyan noted. "Therefore, I believe that combining the EAEU States’ production and scientific potentials will enable not only to increase the Union’s economic potential, but also to ensure security and significantly strengthen the independence of national markets from foreign-made products".
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At the round table the Union States’ authorized bodies were represented by Petr Parkhomchik, Minister of Industry of Belarus, Vasily Shpak, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Rafael Gevorgyan, Deputy Minister of High-Tech Industry of Armenia, and Robert Khachaturian, Deputy Minister of Economy of Armenia.

The event was also attended by representatives of about fifty largest Union's manufacturers and developers of microelectronics. They include: Integral, OJSC (Belarus), Planar, OJSC (Belarus), State Corporation Rosatom (Russia), Micron, JSC (Russia), Element Group of Companies (Russia), MCST, JSC (Russia), STC Module, JSC (Russia), Plant named after S.M. Kirov, JSC (Kazakhstan) and others.