In the context of Europe’s microelectronics industry, the industrial location Austria provides a highly sophisticated industrial profile, which also reveals major contributions in attaining European goals in the field of microelectronic and nanoelectronic components and systems. Three integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) are based in Austria, two of which have local production capacities. The location additionally boasts a number of leading international equipment suppliers, strong niche players in the software and electronics sector, several small and medium-sized research centres and cluster organisations, as well as a good selection of specialised university departments. All of this is complemented by powerful user industries (especially in the automotive, aeronautic and rail sector), supporting the vertical integration of innovative microelectronic solutions in highly developed local value added chains. These businesses provide jobs for 23 thousand to 30 thousand people in Austria and for 35 thousand to 46 thousand people worldwide. If the relevant value added chains of the ECSEL-Austria target group are included, there are likely to be between 65 thousand and 85 thousand employees (directly and indirectly) working in the field of microelectronics, embedded systems and smart systems integration in Austria. The sales volume generated by these companies amounts to more than 15 billion euros.