A global leader in electronics
Germany’s electronics and microtechnology industry sector is of international importance with an investment climate marked by innovative research, public and private support, and a solid workforce.
Germany’s electric and electronic companies employ a workforce of over 1.6 million at home and abroad.
Patents13,500 Patent applications per year in Germany. 24 % of total patent applications in Germany
ExportWith an export share about 50 percent, Germany pushes next-generation technology into the global market.
ProductsMore than 100,000 different products and systems create a diverse market.
Sales28 % of sales with new products
The future of digital microtechnology
Internet of Things (IoT) applications are of strategic importance for the microelectronics industryThe forecast for turnover in the IoT sector in Germany increased from 2010 to 2020.
Germany is a leader in microtechnology in the mobility sectorExpected growth rates of microelectronics in vehicles from 2016 to 2021 in percent:
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Public and private support for new technologies
Developing markets, transformations as opportunities
Germany sets the global standards for security in the industrial Internet of Things.
Lars Nagel, Managing director of the Industrial Data Space Association
An FDI leader
Germany ranked third in the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0According to the 2018 World Economic Forum Report
Germany’s vast electronics and microelectronic technology industry touches a wide variety of related industries. The country provides a myriad of investment opportunities, and more are being generated every year through well-supported R&D.