Infineon to Construct New Semiconductor Chip Manufacturing unit in Austria

Infineon Applied sciences AG will spend 1.6 billion euros (US$1.nine billion) over six years to construct a brand new manufacturing facility in Austria, in a chance on emerging call for for semiconductors that cross in the entirety from electrical automobiles to wind generators.

Infineon will create 400 new jobs on the new web page in Villach in southern Austria, the place the manufacturing of 300-millimeter skinny wafers is because of get started in 2021. The manufacturing facility is subsequent to an present corporate facility and has the possible to generate 1.eight billion euros in every year gross sales, the corporate stated.

“Consumers around the globe are dashing via our doorways to put orders,” stated Infineon Leader Govt Officer Reinhard Ploss at an match in Vienna Friday. “Enlargement is underpinned by way of world megatrends similar to local weather exchange, demographic exchange and extending digitization,” and the funding will permit the corporate to carry its technological management within the trade, he stated.

The corporate is looking for to rent team of workers from around the globe, and the Austrian govt has agreed to enlarge training and analysis amenities within the Carinthia area to lend a hand Infineon’s enlargement plans. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on the match in Vienna known as the funding a “historical one and the largest in an extended very long time” within the nation. The federal government is in talks with different “main world corporations” to enhance a re-industrialization in Europe, he stated, with out giving main points.

Infineon, which competes with NXP Semiconductors NV and STMicroelectronics NV, is pushing into the rising marketplace for electrical automobiles and renewable power that gives contemporary earnings streams as call for for semiconductors utilized in smartphones and drugs slows. It’s a part of Ploss’s wager on developments similar to power potency, connectivity and mobility.

In March Infineon and SAIC Motor Corp Ltd., China’s greatest automaker by way of gross sales quantity, published a brand new joint corporate to provide energy modules for Chinese language producers of electrical automobiles and plug-in hybrids, collectively making an investment a minimum of 100 million euros ($122 million) and hiring 250 folks to enlarge Infineon’s chip manufacturing facility in Wuxi.

Via Stefan Nicola and Matthias Wabl