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PCB Segment to Lead Germany's Electronics Market

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The 2013 German market for PCBs will grow by 1.3% to approximately 1.3 billion Euros. The semiconductor market is also growing by half a percent to 9.9 billion Euros, says Dr. Wolfgang Bochtler, chairman of ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems. Only the market for integrated circuit layers will decrease slightly by 2% to 660 million Euros.

The electronic components market (in-house producers and EMS providers) should see an increase of 0.4% to 24 billion Euros. For the entire electronic components market (PCBs, integrated circuits, electromechanical and passive components, and semiconductors) ZVEI expects an increase of 0.3% to 16.7 billion Euros in 2013.

In 2012, the electronic components market rose by 4.9% to 16.62 billion Euros and the return for electronic assemblies rose by 4.5% to 23.9 billion Euros. Last year was marked by restraint due to the tensions in financial markets and the European debt crisis.

Dr. Bochtler nevertheless is optimistic: "Our industry can have many successes despite difficult market conditions. As always, companies provide a variety of application-specific innovations which are in demand worldwide."

About ZVEI

ZVEI, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, represents the economic, technological, and environmental policy interests of the German electrical and electronics industry at the national, European and international levels. The organization provides specific information about the economic, technical, and regulatory framework conditions of the electrical industry in Germany.