The Netherlands is one of three countries in the world, alongside the USA and Japan, that hosts the entire value chain of companies in the semiconductors related industry. The Dutch semiconductors network includes some 150 companies active in the entire value chain of research, development, production, and application of Advanced ICs, MEMS, Sensors and Wireless Systems as well as semiconductors equipment & materials.

The Dutch companies are clustered around Eindhoven, Enschede, Delft, and Nijmegen. There are also many semiconductor-related companies active in Leuven ( Belgium), headed by the leading research institute IMEC.

Top-class knowledge organizations and institutes such as Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente, TU Delft, IMEC and Holst Center are important parts of the network. For detailed overview see Research & Development Centers.

Not only is there a great deal of know-how present in the Research & Development Centers, the Dutch semiconductors network also has many prototyping and manufacturing facilities available. For a detailed overview of what is available in the Netherlands, see Production Facilities.