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Document 31979Y0913(01)

Council Resolution of 11 September 1979 on a Community action promoting microelectronic technology

OJ C 231, 13.9.1979, p. 1–2 (DA, DE, EN, FR, IT, NL)
Spanish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 010 P. 154 - 155
Portuguese special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 010 P. 154 - 155

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31979Y0913(01)

Council Resolution of 11 September 1979 on a Community action promoting microelectronic technology

Official Journal C 231 , 13/09/1979 P. 0001 - 0002
Spanish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 10 P. 0154
Portuguese special edition Chapter 13 Volume 10 P. 0154


COUNCIL RESOLUTION of 11 September 1979 on a Community action promoting microelectronic technology

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Whereas, in order to meet in particular the requirements of the systematic Community programme provided for in the Council resolution of 15 July 1974 on a Community policy on data processing (1) Europe must possess technologies of the most advanced type;

Whereas the timely application of the latest microelectronic component technology is of critical importance to the development of European industry as a whole;

Whereas dependence on external sources of supply of equipment, materials and technology in this field can delay the introduction of new products and render large parts of European industry uncompetitive;

Whereas the ability to apply microelectronic technology in a wide range of industries is linked to the availability of innovative engineers and technicians trained in the new technologies;

Whereas advanced computer-aided design and testing facilities will be essential to a wide range of industries;

Whereas major investments are needed to develop and make available in time the technologies and tools which could enable European industry to meet the competition of the most advanced products in 1985;

believing that these aims can be achieved only with the help of the main industrial users, suppliers and other experts throughout Europe,

INVITES THE COMMISSION TO:

1. examine the possibilities and methods of coordinating national projects in this sector and,

2. in the light of this examination to submit to it before 11 March 1980, specific projects at Community level, which the Council undertakes to act on as soon as possible. Such projects must comply with the following criteria: (a) implementation of the project at Community level must have economic or technical advantages over implementation at national level;

(b) the project must be jointly proposed by undertakings, research bodies or users from several Member States;

(1) OJ No C 86, 20.7.1974, p. 1. 3. examine, as a matter of priority, the following areas: (a) the development in the Community of the production of advanced equipment and methods needed to realize a leading European capability in microelectronic technology;

(b) further education with a view to increasing the number and mobility of engineers and technicians specialized in the new technology and its application;

(c) the development, with the aid of computers, of harmonized systems for the design and testing of VLSI components accessible to a broad span of European industries.

For the Council

The President

Ray Mc SHARRY

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