|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2009)|
DIGITALEUROPE is European digital economy based in Brussels, Belgium. The association 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.
The membership includes 57 global corporations and 37 national trade associations from across Europe. In total, 10,000 companies employing two million citizens and generating €1 trillion in revenues.
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’.
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.
Acer, Agilent, Alcatel-Lucent, AMD, APC by Schneider Electric, Apple, Bang & Olufsen, Bose, Brother, Canon, Cassidian, Cisco, Corning, Dell, Epson, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP,Huawei, IBM, Ingram Micro, Intel, JVC, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Lexmark, LG, Loewe, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Motorola Mobility, Motorola Solutions, NEC, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Océ, Oki, Optoma, Oracle, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Qualcomm, Ricoh, Research In Motion, Samsung, Sanyo, SAP, Sharp, Siemens, Sony, Sony Ericsson, Smart technologies, Technicolor, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Xerox.
National trade associations
- "Digital Agenda: Commission outlines action plan to boost Europe's prosperity and well-being". europa.eu. European Commission.