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On 11 April 2024 SIAE MICROELETTRONICA officially signed the concession decree issued by the Italian authorities (MIMIT, Italian Ministry of Industry) on EMISPHERE project, part of IPCEI ME/CT - Microelectronics and Communication Technology – the Italian IPCEI Microelettronica 2 program. The milestone represents the successful conclusion of the award process and formalizes the start of operations on one of the most significant future development program for SIAE MICROELETTRONICA.

The program, sponsored by the European Community to support research, innovation and the industrial diffusion of microelectronics and communication technologies, will be financially supported by the company with 180 million Euro investment plan over the next five years.

SIAE MICROELETTRONICA is one of the four Italian companies selected as recipients of the IPCEI funds, being able to receive state aid to sustain the multi-years program aimed to develop a new generation of radio products for the mobile communications industry.The company is improving the European value chain with in-house development of innovative modem chips, microwave components and the antennas to enable the next generation microwave radio links to reach 100 Gbit/s transport capacity in the W and D band.

SIAE MICROELETTRONICA is also developing ready-to-market products in the Radio Access portion of the network. The new O-RAN standards open the market to new players and SIAE MICROELETTRONICA leverages its decades of experience in microwave development to introduce new state-of-the-art Open Radio Unit products.

Stefano Poli, General Director of SIAE MICROELETTRONICA, commented, “This program represents a fundamental step for the company. SIAE MICROELETTRONICA has always been recognized as leader of innovation in radio technologies and we are ready to contribute to shape the future of wireless communication industry in the next five years”.



IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest) may represent a significant contribution to economic growth, jobs, the green and digital transition and competitiveness for the Union industry and economy. IPCEIs make it possible to bring together knowledge, expertise, financial resources and economic actors throughout the Union and create positive spillover effects to the whole Union.

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SIAE MICROELETTRONICA is an Italian company leader in wireless communication technology, offering to operators advanced solutions for microwave and millimeter-wave backhaul, services and design. SIAE MICROELETTRONICA designs and produces its own RF components end-to-end from silicon up to system level liaising over in-house RF laboratories, clean-room facilities and complete product assembly.

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