|THE DMASS ORGANISATION|
|History and Structure
DMASS Ltd was formed in 1989 by nine of the leading manufacturers of semiconductors with markets in Europe. It is a company incorporated in England, limited by guarantee and with no share capital. Each participant is a member of the company. An Executive Committee of three members is elected to direct and oversee the business of DMASS with Data Dynamics Ltd. Solicitor Chris Rawlings is the director of DMASS Ltd and Cath Wallington of Data Dynamics Ltd is the Company Secretary. DMASS figures are collected and consolidated by Data Dynamics Ltd. The membership was expanded in 1992 to include distributor participants and has continued to grow since then. It is estimated that DMASS currently represents between 80% and 85% of the total European distribution market, depending on the regions.
It is not the intention of DMASS to prevent, restrict or distort competition or affect trade. There is no discussion of the results at meetings, except in very general terms. Data submitted by members to Data Dynamics is treated completely confidentially and only a consolidation of the submitted data is released. The consolidated results are presented in such a way that no member may become aware of any other members’ data.