Branche, teknologi, komponentdistribution


Nedgang på det europæiske chipmarked

Efter næste tre års udbrudt vækst, så er det nok ikke nogen overraskelse, at markedet nu er trådt ind i en konsolideringsfase, fremhæver Hermann Reiter, der er er formand for DMASS (in english).

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According to DMASS Europe e.V., European components distribution has reached the tail end of a longer than expected growth period and is now experiencing a market contraction. In Q3/2023 the market declined by 5.6% to 5.15 billion Euro. While semiconductors went down by 3.2% to 3.65 billion Euro, IP&E (Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical) components declined by 11% to 1.5 billion Euro.

Hermann Reiter, chairman of DMASS explains:

- Considering the situation of a 3-year growth stretch with heavy allocation across most components' segments, the current slowdown is not unexpected. As inventory levels are still high, we are seeing weak bookings for the time being. 2023 will probably end slightly positive at high revenue levels, 2024 will require our patience until a substantial turnaround of the demand side will occur. Long-term, our expectations remain positive, especially for distribution in Europe and all the industry segments we serve.

Semiconductors (Q3):

At a total revenue of 3.65 billion Euro, semiconductors showed a slight decline of 3.2% at a still healthy level. Regionally, only a few countries or regions remained positive (UK, Germany, Turkey), the rest slid into slowdown. From a product perspective, most product groups showed negative growth, except for MOS Micro, Programmable Logic and Other Logic.

Interconnect, Passive and Electromechanical Components (Q3):

In IP&E, the slowdown that was already under way since the beginning of 2023, continued in Q3. The IP&E distribution market declined by 11% to 1.5 Billion Euro in the summer quarter.

Regional differences were much more obvious than in semis: Of the bigger countries Germany was hit hardest with nearly -17%, while France only declined by 2.3%. The only country with positive growth was Turkey with +28%. On the product side, Power Supplies suffered the least, while Electromechanical components (including Interconnect) declined by 9.3% and Passives by 14.4% (see tables).

Chairman Hermann Reiter concludes:

- Very often over the last few years, the term 'unprecedented times' has been used to describe an anomaly in a genuinely positive market like electronic components. I am pretty sure we will continue to see more unprecedented and unpredictable times in the future. However, despite all the current geo-political challenges and potential disruptive forces ahead, the long-term outlook for our industry overall not only remains positive, but we will see 'unprecedented' dynamics, not the least driven by Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing.


DMASS Europe e.V., (until recently DMASS Ltd.) a European non-profit organisation, is the only industry body that collates detailed electronic components distribution market data on a quarterly basis by country and product groups such as Microcontrollers, Flash Memories, Analog components, Passives, Electromechanical products and many more.

DMASS was founded in 1989 and provides its members with a reliable statistical tool to evaluate their relative mass-market performance. The organisation consists of 40 active members in 2022 and represents between 80% and 85% of the total European distribution market, depending on the regions. To continuously increase its European market coverage, DMASS welcomes new membership applications from distributors and electronic components manufacturers.

9/11 2023
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