|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2009)|
DIGITALEUROPE is the voice of the European digital technology industry, based in Brussels, Belgium, which includes large and small companies in the Information and Communications Technology and Consumer Electronics Industry sectors. DIGITALEUROPE represents the interests of both national associations and corporate organisations operating in the information technology and consumer electronics sector in Europe towards The European parliament and the European Commission. In total, more than 10,000 companies all over Europe with more than 2 million employees and over EUR 1,000 billion in revenues.
The membership includes 59 global corporations and 37 national trade associations from across Europe.
Given the increasingly global nature of the Digital Technology Industry, DIGITALEUROPE’s activities, including consideration of membership, cover Europe in a geographic sense, including EU accession countries, EU accession candidate countries and non EU countries.
The organisation is dedicated to improving the business environment for the European digital technology industry and to promoting our sector’s contribution to economic growth and social progress in the European Union.
DIGITALEUROPE was formed in 1999 as EICTA, the European Information & Communications Technology Industry Association by the consolidation of the two former European federations of the information and telecommunications industries, ECTEL and EUROBIT.
Reflecting the movement of the marketplace and the rapid increase of co-operation and fusion found therein, DIGITALEUROPE next expanded the scope of its representation to include the consumer electronics industry. In 2001, the association merged its activities with EACEM – the European Association of Consumer Electronics Manufacturers. The new joint association changed its name to the European Information, Communications and Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Association, but kept its original acronymic name: EICTA.
In March 2009 EICTA was rebranded DIGITALEUROPE to better reflect the positioning for the digital technology industry and its slogan ‘Building Digital Europe’.
Acer, Alcatel-Lucent, AMD, Apple, BlackBerry Limited, Bose, Brother, CA Technologies, Canon, Cassidian, Cisco, Dell, Epson, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, Ingram Micro, Intel, iQor, JVC Kenwood Group, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lenovo, Lexmark, LG, Loewe, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Motorola Mobility, Motorola Solutions, NEC, Nokia, Nokia Solutions & Networks, Nvidia, Océ, OKI, Oracle, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Qualcomm, Ricoh International, Samsung, Schneider Electric IT Corp., SAP, Sharp, Siemens, Sony, Swatch Group, Technicolor, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, TP Vision, Western Digital, Xerox, ZTE Corporation.
National Trade Associations (NTAs)
The Paper brings together research and analysis from a wide range of expert opinion about Europe's digital future and what it requires to compete in a globalised world.
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