University collaboration

In the coming years, Europe's future will be determined to a large extent by further developments, especially in the field of microelectronics. The EU sees this as a key lever for actively shaping global challenges and strengthening Europe as an economic and scientific hub.

These efforts find expression in IPCEI microelectronics, which unites Infineon Austria and over 30 other European companies.  In close cooperation with university research institutes, solutions are to be developed to achieve the targets of the Green Deal and thus mitigate the consequences of climate change.

To achieve these goals, Infineon Austria is expanding and intensifying its cooperation with universities across Europe, primarily in the STEM fields. For this reason, Infineon Austria is planning a series of workshops and conferences to explore areas of cooperation and implement concrete projects. Together with Europe's research institutions, we want to develop the solutions that will determine our lives in the years to come. We call this our Mission Future and we look forward to you joining us on this mission.


The next step for our Mission Future - academic cooperation with University of Zagreb

Infineon Technologies Austria and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FER) of the University of Zagreb launched a 6-year academic cooperation in powerelectronics. The focus is on R&D of microelectronic solutions that reduce energy consumption and drive decarbonization as well as on #education for these research fields. Prof. Željko Jakopović (FER) has been appointed to lead the cooperation, which is part of Infineon Austria's #IPCEI spillover activities. 

A large number of FER students attended the presentation of the cooperation on November 3rd 2022 held by Sabine Herlitschka (CEO Infineon Austria), Oliver Heinrich (CFO Infineon Austria), Hrvoje Bujanović (State Secretary of the Republic of Croatia), Vice Rector Prof. Tomislav Josip Mlinarić, Dean Vedran Bilas, Prof. Željko Jakopović (all three University of Zagreb), and Josef Markus Wuketich (Austrian Ambassador to Croatia) at the University of Zagreb.

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Fields of Research

To meet our responsibility for a better world tomorrow, we research, develop and produce along a wide range of challenges. If you would like to conduct research on one of the following main topics, then get ready for our Mission Future and apply for admission to our PhD program.

We are looking for researchers in the fields of:

  • Chemical analysis and elemental mapping
  • Electrical failure localization methods
  • Physical & optical surface characterization
  • Quantitative imaging and computer vision
  • MEMS & MOEMS (Technology & Application Development)
  • Microcontroller (Technology & Application Development)
  • Power Electronics (Technology & Application Development)
  • RF & Wireless controll
  • Security & Smart Card solutions
  • Sensors (Technology & Application Development)
  • Chip Design (Methodology & Application)
  • Toplevellayout (RFGAN)
  • Toplevellayout (Sensors, RF&Wireless controll)
  • AI Algorithms (Development & Application)

  • IT Methodology (Knowledge of how to build and operate IT Solutions)

  • Simulation, Modelling and Digital Twins

  • Application Technology Stack:
    Knowledge about major IT enabling technology solutions, their underlying platforms and specific methodologies and standard. DB Technologies, Integration, UI, Enterprise Platform. SW Dev, Requ. Eng, Design, Test & Release
  • Business IT Solutions:
    (Knowledge about Business Processes/Data and their implementation in the IT landscape and Business Domains. Supply Chain, Sales, Enterprise, R&D, Cost of Sales, General & Administration)
  • Information Engineering:
    Knowledge about document, information & data management their underlying platforms and specific methodologies and standards. Information & Data Mgmt, BI, AI, Document Mgmt, Master Data
  • Infrastructure:
    Knowledge about hard- network, -security and software which is mandatory for the IT Infrastructure providing Cloud Native Architectures
  • Knowledge and Application related to Natural Language Processing & Language Models
  • Statistics, Stochastic
  • Anomalie detection and failure prediction
  • Automation & Digitisation in Production and Laboratory
  • Control concepts & fast decision making & problem-solving
  • Data Science & Big Data Analysis
  • Development and optimization of chemical and physical processes for semiconductor production. (Litho/Etching/CVD/PVD/Implantation/Galvanic/Metrology)
  • Electrical Test Engineering
  • Heterogeneous Integration
  • Laser Technology & Application in Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Pattern recognition and defect classifications
  • Reliability Testing & Prediction
  • Robotics, Handling Systems and Material
    Transport for Production (HW/SW)
  • SOI and Carrier Technology
  • Thin Wafer & Ultrathin Wafer Technology
  • Corrosion and Material Degradation
  • Material Science &  Reliability
  • Material Simulation and Prediction Modelling
  • Metallurgy, Alloys and Multimetal sytems
  • Nano- and 2D-Materials
  • Porous Materials
  • Surface and Interface Characterisation
  • Wide Band Gap Materials (SiC & GaN)
  • Applications for energy conversion chain
    (from generation to consumption)
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Battery management
  • E-Mobility
  • Energy harvesting / Sensors
  • Energy Storage and Charging
  • Gas Sensing Technology (Development & Application)
  • Inductive Sensors: position, angle (Development & Application)
  • Integrated Silicon Battery Technology (Development & Application)
  • IoT Applications
  • Laser Projection Technology, augmented reality,
    head-up displays (Development & Application)
  • Magnetic sensors: speed, position, angle, current, switches (Development & Application)
  • Medical/ Health/ Lifestyle applications
  • Microphone Technology (Development & Application)
  • Optical Time-of-flight sensing technology (Development & Application)
  • Pressure Technology (Development & Application)
  • Quantum Computing
  • Quantum Networking
  • Radar Technology (Development & Application)
  • RFID/NFC-Technology (Development & Application)


This work is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology  and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs, and implemented by Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the frame of the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) on Microelectronics. The IPCEI on Microelectronics is also funded by Public Authorities from Germany, France, Italy and U.K.