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.

The global market for electrical and electronic products has a volume of approximately EUR 4.5 trillion. The German market is Europe’s largest and the fifth largest worldwide with a volume of around EUR 182 billion.

Germany’s electric and electronic companies employ a workforce of over 1.6 million at home and abroad.


13,500 Patent applications per year in Germany. 24 % of total patent applications in Germany


With an export share about 50 percent, Germany pushes next-generation technology into the global market.


More than 100,000 different products and systems create a diverse market.


28 % of sales with new products
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The future of digital microtechnology

30 percent of all R&D employees in Germany are in the field of electronics and microtechnology.
Electronics and microtechnology spend EUR 19.7 billion on R&D.

Internet of Things (IoT) applications are of strategic importance for the microelectronics industry

The forecast for turnover in the IoT sector in Germany increased from 2010 to 2020.

Germany is a leader in microtechnology in the mobility sector

Expected growth rates of microelectronics in vehicles from 2016 to 2021 in percent:

Public and private support for new technologies

IPCEI Microelektronics The „Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) on Microelectronics“ aims to drive innovation with up to 3,6 billion in Germany until 2022.
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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

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An FDI leader

Germany ranked third in the Global Competitiveness Index 4.0

According to the 2018 World Economic Forum Report
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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.