Infineon Austria: DICE is now Infineon Technologies Linz
Villach, Linz, 28 May 2020 – DICE (Danube Integrated Circuit Engineering), a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies Austria, is now operating under the name Infineon Technologies Linz. As a second major development in May, the company also moved into its new research building at Donaufeldstrasse 5 despite the current Covid-19 challenges.
After Infineon Austria had acquired all shares in the associated company, DICE GmbH & Co KG in Linz last year, the next forward-looking step was taken by renaming the company Infineon Technologies Linz GmbH & Co KG. The new name creates an ever-stronger link between the know-how and expertise of the Linz-based team and the power of the Infineon brand, and increases visibility at regional, national and international level.
“The Development Center in Linz has become the global center of competence in high-frequency technologies within the Infineon Group and is of strategic importance for us”, says Sabine Herlitschka, CEO Infineon Austria. “It is here that the key technologies for mobile radio applications and driver assistance systems for autonomous driving are developed. Increasing digitization through the Internet of Things and 5G technology applications will lead to a further increase in the demand for the excellent high-frequency innovations from Linz.”
Infineon Technologies Linz at a new site
The relocation to the new company building in Donaufeldstrasse 5 in Linz will be finalized by the end of May. The property developer completed the four-storey building with a floor space of 9,630 sqm on schedule after a 12-month construction period with every pandemic health precaution in place. All applicable hygiene regulations have been met during the relocation.
Manfred Ruhmer, Managing Director Infineon Technologies Linz: “Our team of 180 people has so far worked at three different locations in Linz. With the new company headquarters we now have our entire team under one roof. The new building offers space for a total of 400 workplaces; we have more room for laboratories and state-of-the-art measurement technology, and we are located in the immediate vicinity to our research partners, such as Johannes-Kepler University and the Science Park. We are perfectly prepared for the future with our world leading expertise in high-frequency technology, the new building and our expert staff.”
The official opening ceremony to celebrate the new Infineon site in Linz has been postponed to spring 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
About Infineon in Linz
The Development Center in Linz was founded by Prof. Richard Hagelauer in 1999 as a spin-off company of Johannes-Kepler University. Infineon Austria became the majority shareholder in the year 2000 and has been the sole owner of Infineon Technologies Linz GmbH & Co KG (former DICE) since 30 September 2019. Since its foundation, the company in Linz with its 180 employees from 28 nations has become the global center of competence in high-frequency technologies with the Infineon Group with worldwide leading expertise in radar chips for driver assistance systems.
Another development focus of the Linz-based team are high-frequency components for mobile telephony and navigation applications, including antenna switches and receiver amplifiers, that ensure that terminal devices can achieve very high data rates even under unfavorable conditions. These products are installed in virtually every smartphone, tablet and navigation system.
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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 the strongest industrial research company in Austria.
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