Representatives from the federal, state and municipal government of Porto Alegre gathered at Ceitec headquarters to celebrate the resumption of the National Center for Advanced Electronic Technology (Ceitec) at an event on Tuesday (14/11). The Secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology, Simone Stülp, representing Governor Eduardo Leite, and the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Luciana Santos, were present at the event.
Simone highlighted the strategic importance of Ceitec, stating that it is crucial for the implementation of the Semiconductors RS program, recently launched. Minister Luciana stated that the decision to reactivate the company is part of the strategy to strengthen Brazilian industry and achieve autonomy in crucial technologies. She also announced investments for the requalification of the factory, with an initial focus on the automotive and renewable energy sectors.
The president of Ceitec, Augusto Gadelha, celebrated the return of production at the factory, highlighting that this will strengthen Brazil’s position in the semiconductor sector and attract investment to the country. After the event, Governor Eduardo Leite detailed the importance of reopening Ceitec in line with the Semiconductors RS program, highlighting the unique opportunity for the state.
The RS Semiconductors program, officially launched by the state government, aims to make Rio Grande do Sul a national and international reference in the sector. With an estimated investment of around R$70 million until 2026, the strategy includes innovation and technology measures, such as notices for training designers and scientific networks, as well as tax incentives and lines of credit for established companies and potential investors.
With information from the State Government of Rio Grande do Sul.