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Infineon investing $395M to expand Villach site; competence center for power electronics

26 June 2014

Infineon Technologies AG plans to invest €290 million ($395 million) to expand its Austrian site in Villach. Core emphasis is the on the expansion of expertise for the manufacturing of the future as well as research and development (R&D). Sabine Herlitschka, CEO of Infineon Technologies Austria AG, said that with the expansion concept, Villach is reinforcing its important role as a factory of innovation and a competence center for power electronics within the corporate group.

Herlitschka added that this move will also develop a unique production cluster in Austria and Germany that is prominently visible throughout Europe.

Infineon will construct a building complex for research, production and measurement technology workstations. Logistics, miscellaneous infrastructures and the plant equipment will also be expanded to meet future demand. This will let Infineon mobilize the productivity and automation called for in international competition, while at the same time increasing flexibility.

A wide-scale research program with innovations in materials, processes, technologies and system expertise is the second pillar of the Villach site expansion, supporting development of the next generation of energy-efficient products. Here the program focuses on the integration of innovative substrates such as gallium nitride and silicon carbide, on MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) and sensor technologies as well as on the continuing development of 300 millimeter thin wafer technology.

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