Electronics & Microtechnology

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Electronics & Microtechnology

Your Market for Next-Generation Technology

Germany boasts an unparalleled density of renowned R&D institutes and world-leading manufacturers and suppliers for electrical and electronic materials, components, and equipment across the value chain; ranging from microelectronic components to electrical household appliances, automation systems, electronic medical equipment, and automotive electronics.

Investment opportunities are many and varied. Plug in and find out why Germany satisfies the essential conditions for market success in one of the world’s most dynamic industry sectors.

Our Industry in Numbers

  • EUR 191.5 billion turnover
  • 872,000 employees in Germany (+ 706,000 abroad)
  • 29% of all R&D employees in Germany
  • EUR 17.2 billion R&D expenses
  • EUR 26.5 billion innovation expenditures
  • 24% of total R&D expenditures of German industry
  • 26% of total patent applications in Germany (12,000 per year)
  • 1/6 of all “hidden champions” in Germany
  • 22% of all Foreign Direct Investment in Germany
  • 51% export share (13% of total German exports)

Source: ZVEI 2018


Oliver Seiler | © GTAI "Leadership in materials, equipment, and device manufacturing makes Germany an ideal place to bring next-generation electronics to market."

Oliver Seiler, Director Mechanical & Electronic Technologies, Germany Trade & Invest

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