Expansion of Graz as a research location

15. January 2018


In 2017, Infineon Austria achieved record sales of around € 2.54 billion. This positive growth also drives the company's R & D activities in Graz, where solutions are being developed for all business areas in the Group. These activities, which include areas such as improving energy efficiency using semiconductor devices and near field communication, are set to grow by a further 290 research jobs by 2020.

  • Infineon: Record revenue and expansion at all R&D sites
  • Revenue up 38 percent, annual revenue tops € 2,500 m for the first time
  • R&D sites in Graz, Linz and Villach are extended
  • Earnings before tax up 11 percent compared to previous year
  • Headcount increased by 4 percent to 3,785 employees
  • Global competence center for new semiconductor materials
The Infineon Technologies Austria Group (Infineon Austria) grew dynamically in the fiscal year 2017 ending on 30 September (accounting reference date). The Austrian subsidiary of the German
semiconductor group achieved a new record revenue of € 2,539.6 m, thus exceeding the previous year’s figure (revenue 2016: € 1,839.5 m) by € 700.1 m or 38 percent. This substantial increase in turnover resulted firstly from the strong worldwide demand for power electronics for automotive, industrial and consumer applications. In addition, in August 2016 the Infineon Group comprehensively extended Infineon Austria’s business responsibility for these product lines. In the fiscal year 2017 all of this additional product business had a positive impact on revenue. The earnings before tax were € 176.5 m, an increase of € 18 m or around 11 percent compared to the previous year (profit from ordinary activities 2016: € 158.5 m).
“This exceptional annual result confirms our strategy over the recent years. Infineon Austria has positioned itself excellently in major growth markets with world-leading expertise in electromobility, automated vehicles, renewable energy and digital security”, says Sabine Herlitschka, CEO of Infineon Technologies Austria AG. “We are now actively preparing our Austrian research and development sites for the future. We are creating space for new ideas and innovations so that we can continue to grow with our customers.”
R&D premises in Graz, Linz and Villach extended
This positive market development is also driving Infineon Austria’s R&D activities. The Austrian R&D sites are being expanded to resolve the shortage of research and development premises and provide the infrastructure for the forecast growth over the coming years. The useable space in Graz, Linz and Villach will be extended to include an additional 860 R&D workplaces by 2020. 290 additional workplaces are being created in the development center for contactless security technologies in Graz, and 220 at the DICE development center for high frequency technologies in Linz. At the headquarters in Villach, a € 40.1 million investment in a new building with a total capacity of 600 R&D workplaces will provide sufficient space for existing R&D departments to move into, plus 350 additional R&D workplaces and an extended canteen.
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Alexander Tarzi
Infineon Technologies Austria AG
+43 51777 2954

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