BITKOM is the voice of the IT, telecommunications and new media industry. BITKOM represents more than 1,700 companies, of which more than 1,200 are direct members. These include nearly all global players and 800 high-performance mid-size companies and numerous founder-operated, creative companies. The BITKOM members produce a sales volume of 135 billion euros and export high-tech products worth 50 billion euros. As a result, BITKOM represents approximately 90 percent of the German ICT market.