ROSE of Recognition for Infineon Austria

Mar 12, 2021 | Business & Financial Press

The Association of Women Academics in Austria (VAÖ) awards the ROSE of Recognition to Infineon Austria

Every year, VAÖ presents the Rose of Recognition award to a company, institution, organization or individual that supports young female scientists on their way into research and the sciences. The motto "The world needs research. Research needs women" should encourage women to steer their career path in this direction. Such a decision needs backing and diverse support.

For 2019, the rose was awarded to Infineon Austria. In previous years, it went to L'Oréal Austria and Presse Verlags GmbH.
Due to Corona, the handover did not take place until 15 March 2021.

Sabine Herlitschka, CEO of Infineon Austria, on the company's strategy for promoting women:

"Diversity, be it through gender, age or origin, is a decisive driver of innovation for us and a success factor in global competition. The more diverse perspectives are, the greater the chance of arriving at the best solutions. Also in view of the shortage of skilled workers, women represent a great potential for jobs in technology and, vice versa, it offers outstanding opportunities for women. We are therefore creating appropriate framework conditions and implementing measures for more women in technology and the natural sciences. Receiving the VAÖ's Rose of Recognition is an important signal for more women in business and science, so I am very pleased to receive this award."

The Association of Women Academics (VAÖ) is very grateful for this commitment. President Maria Tiefenthaller: "We are pleased to show how the involvement of women in science and research succeeds. It must become a matter of course that women have their place there."

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 4,517 employees from around 70 countries (including 1,960 in research and development), in the financial year 2020 (ending in September) the company achieved a turnover of € 3.1 billion. With a research expenditure of 498 million euros, Infineon Austria is one of the strongest research company in Austria.

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