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On 17 September 2021, we celebrated the official start of production in our brand new, fully automated 300-millimeter thin wafer chip factory at our site in Villach, Austria.
From this day, the Infineon production team will be able to provide global markets with even more high-end power semiconductors that make life easier, safer and greener. Join us virtually in celebrating this milestone of Infineon and the global power semiconductor industry.
The digital revolution is shaping our world. Infineon’s more than 46,700 people from over 100 countries at over 80 sites worldwide share a common mission: make life easier, safer and greener for generations to come.
On 17 September 2021, we officially opened our new high-tech chip factory for power electronics on 300-millimeter thin wafers at the Villach site. The first fully processed wafers have already left the plant. The official opening of the new chip factory from left: Martin Selmayr (Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Austria); Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Thomas Reisinger (Member of the Management Board Operations Infineon Austria), Reinhard Ploss (CEO Infineon Group), Sabine Herlitschka (CEO Infineon Austria); Jochen Hanebeck (Member of the Infineon Group Management Board and COO).
From left to right: Corinna Milborn (moderator), Sabine Herlitschka (CEO Infineon Austria) at the opening panel discussion with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
From left to right: Georg Knill (President of the Federation of Austrian Industries), Leonore Gewessler (Federal Minister for Climate Protection), Corinna Milborn (moderator), Margarete Schramböck (Federal Minister for Digitization and Business Location) and Martin Kocher (Federal Minister for Labor).
The guests on site experienced a varied opening ceremony.
From left: Moderator Corinna Milborn, Martin Selmayr (Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Austria), Reinhard Ploss (CEO Infineon Technologies AG) at the opening valley round.
From left: Oliver Heinrich (CFO Infineon Austria), Governor of Carinthia Peter Kaiser, Corinna Milborn, Villach Mayor Günther Albl, Robert Müllneritsch (Infineon Austria Central Works Council) at their opening statements.
A milestone in the history of Infineon: Sabine Herlitschka (CEO Infineon Austria) and Reinhard Ploss (CEO Infineon Group).
The guests on site experienced a diversified opening ceremony.
The "Power-Growth" team from Villach was able to start the new factory three months earlier.
From left: Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Reinhard Ploss - CEO Infineon Technologies AG, Sabine Herlitschka - CEO Infineon Austria.
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The building activities for the new factory in Villach started in November 2018. Over 1.6 billion euros are invested in the fully automated production of power semiconductors and a R&D building complex. With this Infineon expands production capacities for energy-saving chips that are in high demand worldwide. They make a crucial contribution to achieving climate targets and enable the energy transition. This currently largest investment in the semiconductor industry on the continent is a clear signal for the sustainability of Europe as a technology location.
Infineon is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. We link the real and the digital world - with technology that achieves more, consumes less, and is accessible to everyone. Our semiconductors enable efficient energy management, smart mobility, as well as secure, seamless communications in an increasingly connected world.
Making life greener is part of our mission. Already today Infineon ranks among the 10 percent most sustainable companies in the world. With the goal to become carbon neutral by 2030 Infineon is setting the next strategic step to find better solutions for the world of today and the world of tomorrow.