QIA invests in French semiconductor fund Ardian

QIA invests in French semiconductor fund Ardian

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has announced plans to make an anchor investment in Ardian Semiconductor, a new entity established by the French private equity firm Ardian.  The move underscores the Gulf state’s bet on the crucial role of semiconductors in powering digital and green transformations in key areas such as […]

Qatari wealth fund makes tech push

Ardian oversees $164bn in assets

Industries facing global chip shortage

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has announced plans to make an anchor investment in Ardian Semiconductor, a new entity established by the French private equity firm Ardian. 

The move underscores the Gulf state’s bet on the crucial role of semiconductors in powering digital and green transformations in key areas such as artificial intelligence, mobility and consumer technology.

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While specific terms of the investment were not disclosed, QIA’s push into the tech space is part of a broader strategy to diversify Qatar’s economy. 

The sovereign fund last year acquired a minority stake in Kokusai Electric Corp, a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer.

Ardian oversees and advises on assets worth $164 billion. They says their aim is to become the preferred partner in the