It has been announced that Infineon is hoping to strengthen its research and development efforts in the field of high-frequency components. To this end the Infineon Austria holding company DICE (Danube Integrated Circuit Engineering) in Linz will be provided with a new home.
By the summer of 2020 the new building will provide room for 400 employees, and thus in the medium run for 220 new jobs. Its main focus is on 77GHz radar chips for driver assistance systems. Components for mobile telephony and navigation applications are another key area of the company’s business.
Peter Schiefer, President of the Automotive Division of the Infineon Group, explained: “Infineon is shaping the future of mobility and communication. Microelectronics accounts for the majority of all innovations in the car and in the smartphone. The further development of advanced driver assistance systems, smartphones, tablets and navigation devices is a powerful driver of growth for Infineon. And the semiconductor solutions for all of this are developed in Linz among other locations.”
“As one of the leading research-focused industrial companies in Austria, our site in Linz is continuously focusing on the expansion of local expertise and global research tasks in the future-oriented field of high frequency technology,” Sabine Herlitschka, CEO of Infineon Technologies Austria, added. “The local education institutions and research players provide a strong regional knowledge environment that enables outstanding innovations.”