Head of Unit Competitive Electronics Industry, DG CONNECT
Colette Maloney heads the Competitive Electronics Industry unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. The unit is charged with doubling the value of production of semiconductor components in Europe and strengthening the competitiveness of the electronics value chain, from equipment and material up to microsystems and smart objects and devices.
From 2004-2008 she was Head of Unit Cognitive Systems and Robotics, thereafter ICT for Sustainable Growth (from 2008), Smart Cities and Sustainability (from 2012), and Photonics (during 2016). Prior to this she held various assignments in the Commission in the field of ICT, from microelectronics, to telecommunications and digital content.
Before joining the Commission in 1994, she held research positions in Ciba, Switzerland and Dartmouth College, USA. She has a BSc in Mathematics and Physics (summa cum laude) and a PhD in Physics (1982 and 1986 respectively) from Trinity College Dublin.