Recent Release | 25 Jul 2022

Industry Outlook 2030+ | The Semiconductor Industry

Johanna Neuhoff

Associate Director of Economic Consulting, Continental Europe

As a high-tech industry, the European semiconductor industry is indispensable for the digital and ecological transformation of the economy. It supplies other industries with important microelectronics for the smart control of electric cars and household appliances, for example, and also contributes to increased efficiency and sustainability in industrial production.

The European Union has acknowledge the semiconductor industry’s high strategic relevance and has defined an ambitious target for the next 10 years in its Digital Compass 2030 policy: Europe’s share of the world semiconductor market is to increase to 20 per cent by 2030 and the establishment of new, technologically leading chip factories is to be driven forward.

Our study analyses the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the European and German semiconductor industry in light of future transformation trends.

The Sector Outlook 2030+ Semiconductor Industry report is based on an analysis of the latest industry research and data. We find that:

As a major location for the European semiconductor industry, Germany plays a vital role in meeting the European Union’s ambitious goals. Given the limited public budget available, resources should be spent to build on existing strengths. Therefore, we recommend seven measures German policymakers should consider to expand Germany’s position as one of the most important European industry players.

Read the full report in German

Read the English executive summary

Our economic consulting team are world leaders in quantitative economic analysis, working with clients around the globe and across sectors to build models, forecast markets and evaluate interventions using state-of-the art techniques. 

About the team

Our Economic Consulting team are world leaders in quantitative economic analysis, working with clients around the globe and across sectors to build models, forecast markets and evaluate interventions using state-of-the art techniques. Lead consultants on this project included:

Johanna Neuhoff
Johanna Neuhoff

Associate Director of Economic Consulting, Continental Europe

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