The cluster member companies have experience and expertise in such knowledge provinces as micro- and nanoelectronics, solar energy, organic printed boards, energy saving systems, telecommunication technologies and micro-electromechanical systems. The cluster agglomeration of R&D works and industries is between Dresden and Chemnitz.
Dresden had been the major microelectronics R&D and production center in the Eastern block before the reunification of Germany. Microelectronics was among the first to receive government support. After 1990 the cluster managed not only to keep but as well to expand the greater part of its R&D directions. In 2012 the Silicon Saxony was given a medal of ECEI and entered the awarded trio of the major European clusters.
The luster has the following divisions:
Today the cluster numbers about 300 participants with 20 000 of persons employed. Its total annual turnover comes to 4 bn EUR.
In October 28th, 2014 within the framework of an educational training on Eastern and Western European territorial clusters international management and development practice arranged for the management and principal specialists of the ITC “Zelenograd” there were signed an agreement and a memorandum between the ITC “Zelenograd” and the Silicon Saxony.