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Infineon opens integrated power centre in Dresden

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By Nick Flaherty

The Centre will create around 100 additional new jobs in the first phase later this year with 250 in the next few years. 

Infineon already has one of its largest and leading edge fabs in teh city as well as a highly automated production plant, where 2,200 employees carry out research into and develop technologies for microcontrollers, sensors and power semiconductors and manufacturing. System integration is gaining in importance to enable complex interaction between semiconductors in more and more technically sophisticated cars. Modeling complex systems and developing highly integrated products will be one of the new Development Centre’s core tasks in addition to chip design.

“Microelectronics is responsible for around 90 percent of all innovations in the car. Semiconductors are a prerequisite for electromobility and autonomous driving, trends that are major growth drivers for Infineon,” said Dr. Reinhard Ploss, Chief Executive Officer of Infineon. “Algorithms, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things play a key part in the increasing networking of traffic systems. The new Development Centre will also address those issues intensively. We will create synergies as a result of the direct links with our development and production location in Dresden. That will help us develop products faster and put them on the market sooner.”

“We can leverage a broad network of suppliers, universities, research establishments and public institutions in Saxony and the new Development Center will help Infineon enhance its development expertise in Dresden and deepen its successful collaboration with local partners,” said Mathias Kamolz, Managing Director of Infineon Technologies Dresden

Automotive is Infineon’s largest business area, generating 42 percent of the Group’s revenue. Infineon expects that the trend toward electrically driven, connected and increasingly autonomous cars will help boost its growth significantly in the coming years.

www.infineon.com


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