Eric interviews Dieter G. Weiss, founder of market research firm in4ma, for his latest thoughts on the EMS industry in Europe. Dieter’s meticulous methods give him a deep understanding of the financial health of these companies, and he has been in the thick of recent accelerated M&A activities as consolidation continues in the wake of global trends. This two-part interview provides essential insights into that part of the world. Here is Part 1 of the interview.