The meeting was attended by members of the Russian Government and microelectronics manufacturers.
Microelectronics is one of the key sectors of industry and its development largely determines the level of the state’s innovative and social progress and the competitiveness of the economy.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues.
I suggest that today we discuss the situation in microelectronics and outline immediate and long-term goals in this sector.
This sector plays a special and often the key role in the age of technological breakthroughs and digitalisation of all spheres. National achievements in microelectronics and their commercialisation form the basis of our technological and technical independence, the innovative development of our economy and the enhancement of its competitiveness.
We have 55 microelectronic design centres, which design much-needed cutting edge products. There are also several production companies, such as Mikron and Angstrem, as well as companies of the Rostec corporation. However, the share of their civilian goods on the domestic market of electronic components is not big enough, regrettably, and stands at only about 12 percent.
Meanwhile, the volume of the domestic civilian microelectronics market is really impressive: modest estimates put it at some 120 billion rubles. Experts believe that it will grow exponentially in the next few decades, including in light of economic digitalisation, the development of 5G communications, the Internet of Things and robotics.
In 2013, we launched the State Programme for developing the electronics and radio electronics industry in 2013–2025. Under the programme, over 62 billion rubles have been allocated from the federal budget for solving research, technical and technological problems over the past five years.
More than 35 billion rubles have been attracted from extra-budgetary sources. This was enough to enhance the sector’s competitiveness and increase the production of electronic goods 3.5 times over the past five years.
I suggest that Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov tell us about achievements in the field of civilian microelectronics.
It is also obvious that we need a comprehensive strategy for the effective development of microelectronics, an action plan that will comprise concrete measures for strengthening the existing and creating new companies, as well as for the more active marketing of Russian products on the domestic and international markets.
Of course, we must also consider establishing a national competency centre, which will map out priority technological spheres for the development of microelectronics.
It is obvious that this sector needs government support and contracts from state companies in order to develop in a sustainable manner at the initial stages. This is why we must create mechanisms that will help us ensure that our plants work to maximum capacity.
International cooperation ties are very important in this respect. Cooperation with our foreign partners will allow us to reduce the costs and the time needed to launch this production.
Let us start get down to work.