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The Semiconductor Industry in the UK

Inquiry

This inquiry will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the semiconductor industry and its supply chain in the UK.

Semiconductor materials are essential in electronics and are used in computer chips in everything from fridge freezers to airliners. The new inquiry comes amidst an ongoing global shortage of semiconductors that has caused widespread disruption to supply chains. This has impacted the production of popular products like the Mini and the PlayStation 5.

In this inquiry the committee seeks to understand current and future demand for computer chips in the UK, the strengths and weaknesses of the UK semiconductor industry and its supply chain, and opportunities for collaboration between the United States, the European Union and other allies.  

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Tuesday 14 June 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Fifth Report - The semiconductor industry in the UK
Inquiry The Semiconductor Industry in the UK
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
HC 291
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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5 July 2022
Inquiry The Semiconductor Industry in the UK
Witnesses Semiconductor Industry Association, and Intel
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Oral Evidence
5 July 2022
Inquiry The Semiconductor Industry in the UK
Witnesses Imagination Technologies, Rockley Photonics, and Arm
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Oral Evidence
5 July 2022
Inquiry The Semiconductor Industry in the UK
Witnesses Nexperia UK, IQE plc, Paragraf, and MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre)
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Oral Evidence
SEM0079 - The Semiconductor Industry in the UK
Witnesses Paragraf
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Written Evidence
SEM0080 - The Semiconductor Industry in the UK
Witnesses Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Written Evidence
SEM0075 - The Semiconductor Industry in the UK
Witnesses IQE plc
Committees Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: beiscom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8586 (General) / 020 7219 0258 (Media)
  • Address: Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA