Infineon Christmas Wishes Tree campaign makes childrens’s heart’s desires come true

Dec 12, 2019 | Business & Financial Press

The Christmas trees at the Infineon Austria site are extra special this year. They were all decorated with 472 of hand-made cards in which children and teenagers from social-educational facilities in Carinthia wrote down their Christmas wishes. Infineon employees have made the wishes of all these children come true, and the personal gifts were presented at the Christmas party yesterday.

The Christmas Wishes Tree campaign is very dear to Oliver Heinrich, CFO of Infineon Austria: "We are delighted by the great response in this second year of the campaign. Each gift brings joy and happiness and goes precisely to the child who awaited it most eagerly. I would like to thank our employees most warmly for their gifts; their generosity is an active expression of our corporate philosophy". As a leading company closely embedded in the region, Infineon Austria also sees its responsibility in supporting social projects and promoting quality of life locally.

The Christmas Wishes Tree campaign was organized for the second time this year and was able to fulfil twice as many wishes as last year. It did not take long for the Infineon employees to take down all 472 wishes from the trees at the end of November. The children had wished among other things for cuddly dolls, card games, books and also warm clothing, and the gift were distributed yesterday at a Christmas party celebrated with the children, all the givers of gifts, Infineon CFO Oliver Heinrich and Father Christmas. The Christmas Wishes Tree campaign was organized by Infineon Austria together with the welfare institutions "Amica Jugendbetreuung", "Josefinum Viktring" in Klagenfurt, "Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Villach" and "Haus Antonius" and “Haus Herrnhilf" both in Treffen. 

About Infineon Austria

Infineon Technologies Austria AG is a group subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, a world-leading provider of semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon reduce the energy consumption of consumer electronics, domestic appliances and industrial facilities. They make a major contribution to the convenience, security and sustainability of vehicles, and enable secure transactions in the Internet of Things.

Besides Germany, Infineon Austria is the only subsidiary within the group that pools competencies for research and development, production as well as global business responsibility. The head office is in Villach, with further branches in Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz and Vienna. With 4,609 employees from around 68 countries (including 1,977 in research and development), in the financial year 2019 (ending in September) the company achieved a turnover of € 3.1 billion. An R&D expense rate of €525 million makes Infineon Austria one of the strongest industrial research companies in Austria.

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  • The Christmas Wishes Tree campaign at Infineon fulfilled 472 wishes of children and teenagers from the welfare institutions "Amica Jugendbetreuung", "Josefinum Viktring" in Klagenfurt, "Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Villach" and "Haus Antonius" and “Haus Herrnhilf" both in Treffen.  From the left: Infineon Project Manager Kornelia Geiger and Infineon Chief Financial Officer Oliver Heinrich
    The Christmas Wishes Tree campaign at Infineon fulfilled 472 wishes of children and teenagers from the welfare institutions "Amica Jugendbetreuung", "Josefinum Viktring" in Klagenfurt, "Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Villach" and "Haus Antonius" and “Haus Herrnhilf" both in Treffen. From the left: Infineon Project Manager Kornelia Geiger and Infineon Chief Financial Officer Oliver Heinrich
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  • Christmas presents from Infineon robot "Pepper" bring a smile to 944 children’s eyes.
    Christmas presents from Infineon robot "Pepper" bring a smile to 944 children’s eyes.
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