Rutte and Adriaanssens on a “semiconductor mission” to the United States

Rutte and Adriaanssens on a “semiconductor mission” to the United States


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Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Economy Minister Miki Adriaenssen are scheduled to visit the United States next week, accompanied by Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon. The aim of the economic mission is to promote cooperation in the field of semiconductors.

The ministers will travel to the United States with a delegation of companies and knowledge institutes led by VNO-NCW and the Flemish Agency for International Entrepreneurship. In addition to the company visits, a visit to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona is also scheduled. Dutch Air Force pilots are trained here on F-35 aircraft.

Rutte will, among other things, visit the American branch of ASML. At the insistence of the United States, chip machine manufacturer Veldhoven has imposed restrictions on exporting its devices to China. Washington wants to prevent China from accessing high-quality technology that can also be used for military purposes.

Other companies Rutte appears in are software producers Microsoft and Nvidia, self-driving car developer Waymo, and companies specializing in artificial intelligence. At the end of the trip, Dutch startups will have the opportunity to present themselves in Silicon Valley.

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