Study on the Electronics Ecosystem

12 Mar 2020

A study prepared for the European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology by DECISION SARL and Carsa.

This study was written by Olivier Coulon (DECISION), John K. Olliver (DECISION), Guy Dubois (DECISION), Léo Saint-Martin (DECISION) and Marc Vodovar (DECISION). They would like to give thanks to Colette Maloney, Francisco Ibanez and Nikolaos Kattavenos for their constant availability and for the quality of their exchanges. This was a very precious help in achieving the objectives of this important study.

This study presents the situation of the electronic value-chain (end-user electronic equipment & systems, electronic components, materials & tools…), in the world in 2017 and describes the position of the EU in terms of activity, production, main R&D and industrial players, value-chain specialization and the evolution of Europe’s position since 2010.
The study describes the evolution of the production of electronics in value (euros) for all end-user sectors: Aerospace – Defense – Security, Automotive, Industrial & Medical, Health & Care,

Telecommunications, Data Processing, Audio & Video and Home Appliance. Data are provided for all regions: North America, Europe, China, Japan, Other Asia/Pacific, Rest of the World (RoW) and for each year from 2010 to 2017, with forecasts up to 2022. In many cases, the production and market of end-user platforms (cars, aircraft, defense systems, robots, industrial machinery, medical systems, etc.) are also detailed. In a broad sense of the concept, these end-user platforms are increasingly Cyber Physical Systems, that is embedded Intelligent ICT systems that make products smarter, more interconnected, interdependent, collaborative and autonomous. They provide computing and communication, monitoring and control of physical components and processes in various applications.
This study analyses the complex relations between electronic systems and Micro and Nano Electronics (MNE) value chains among the different segments (automotive, aerospace, etc.), and the purchases of microelectronics components inside and outside the EU. In the conclusion, this study provides recommendations to support the European MNE value chain.

For the complete final report, please click here

Related publications:

Annex 1: Industrial & Robotics electronics / Annex 2: Aerospace-Defense-Security electronics

Annex 3: Automotive electronics

Annex 4: Health & Care electronics / Annex 5: Telecommunications

Annex 6: PCs & data processing / Annex 7: Audio & Video systems / Annex 8: Home Appliances