Johannes Schoiswohl heads new global business line for efficient energy and network systems

Oct 22, 2020 | Business & Financial Press

Infineon Austria has further expanded its global business responsibility with the new business line "EPIC" (Efficient Power Supplies Isolation & Connectivity). Johannes Schoiswohl (42) has been responsible for this division since October 1, 2020. Ellyse Brause (51) takes over his previous management function in the field of industrial power electronics.

The new "EPIC" business line is part of the Infineon Division PSS (Power Sensor & Systems). It combines the connectivity solutions of the semiconductor manufacturer Cypress, acquired in April 2020, with Infineon's competence in power electronics. Product solutions from this line play a vital role for efficient power supply in a wide range of applications: from energy-efficient server farms to power-saving and smaller chargers for cell phones, USB ports for smartphones or computers and quick-charging stations for electric cars.

With EPIC, Johannes Schoiswohl leads from Austria a team of 460 employees at seven locations and three continents. The physicist started his career in 2006 at Infineon in Villach in the field of technology development. After working at Infineon's US locations in Silicon Valley and El Segundo, he took over responsibility for the Product Line “Chips & Discretes” in Villach in 2019.

Oliver Heinrich, Chief Financial Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG: "I am very pleased that Johannes Schoiswohl, an experienced and internationally well-connected manager, has taken over the management of the new business line. The additional business responsibility for our site reflects the trust of the Group in our global market activities." Infineon Austria pools the competencies for business responsibility, research & development and production.

Johannes Schoiswohl, Senior Vice President EPIC: "Our goal is to develop systems for an energy-efficient and secure connected world. Through EPIC we can offer even more comprehensive microelectronic solutions for the global market and accelerate their broad application in industrial, consumer and automotive segments".

Ellyse Brause takes over as Product Line Head of “Chips & Discretes” at Infineon Austria in October 2020. The focus will be on applications for renewable energies, motor control systems for industry and consumer goods as well as developments on even more energy-efficient microelectronics made of the new semiconductor material silicon carbide. The electrical engineering graduate and native-born US-American has been with Infineon in Villach since 2012. She most recently led a product management team and has international experience from the telecommunications, electronics and start-up scene.

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.

Infineon Austria 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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