Infineon Graz reaches the 500 mark
Graz, 10 June 2022 - Clemens Suessmuth recently moved into his workplace in one of the Infineon buildings at the Metahof Campus in Graz. Born in Bavaria, he heads a team there in the newly established development area for IoT microcontrollers, which are used in household appliances, power tools, e-charging columns and batteries for e-bikes, in solar systems or industrial robots. What's special about it? He is the 500th employee of the Infineon Development Center Graz.
Stefan Rohringer, Head of the Infineon Development Center Graz: "With almost 5,000 employees from over 70 nations, Infineon is a leading company and one of the most research-intensive companies in Austria. In Graz, we now account for one tenth of Infineon Austria's workforce. Current developments on the world market show how much demand there is for innovative semiconductor solutions. For this, we need highly qualified specialists. Our developers in Graz are working on the next generation of chips for everyday applications such as vehicles, smartphones, payment cards and passports. In addition to the 500 permanent employees, we also have around 100 students working for us on an ongoing basis."
Clemens Suessmuth: "I am very happy to be back at Infineon and now as the 500th employee in Graz. I started my professional career 23 years ago at Infineon, at that time Siemens, and have now returned after other stations in the technology industry. The decisive factor for me was that Infineon is extremely future-oriented and that I can help shape relevant topics that make the everyday lives of people around the world easier, safer and greener. In addition, Infineon offers an attractive field of activities and work environment."
Infineon has also grown spatially in Graz, moving into its newest building in the fall of 2020: Infineon has a total of around 13,500 m² of office and measurement technology space at the Metahof Campus in Graz in Metahof Castle, Metahof II, III, IV and V.
30 more employees wanted in Graz and 280 in Austria
Jobs in technology offer attractive opportunities for the future. The semiconductor industry in particular is working on solutions for major global challenges such as climate change, shortage of resources or sustainable mobility. Infineon Graz is still looking for employees: There are currently around 30 vacancies.
About Infineon Graz: from cars to smartphones
Graz is home to one of the largest R&D sites and the global competence center for contactless, security and sensor applications in the Infineon Group . The areas of application are broad: from the Near Field Communication (NFC) transmission standard, security chips for payment cards and sovereign documents, the development of tire pressure sensors or radar sensors for automated and autonomous driving are just as much a part of this as 3D image sensor chips. These reliably detect the environment in vehicles or ensure secure facial authentication in smartphones, for example. The developers are also working on silicon microphones that can be used, for example, as in-ear earphones or in smartphones to provide a crystal-clear listening experience.
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 4,820 employees from 73 countries (including 2,100 in research and development), in the financial year 2021 (ending in September) the company achieved a turnover of € 3.9 billion. With a research expenditure of 516 million euros, Infineon Austria is one of the strongest research companies in Austria.
Stefan Rohringer, Head of the Infineon Development Center Graz and Clemens Süßmuth, the 500th employee at Infineon Graz.Infineon Graz _500. MItarbeiter_1
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Stefan Rohringer, Head of the Infineon Development Center Graz and Clemens Süßmuth, the 500th employee at Infineon Graz.Infineon Graz_500. Mitarbeiter_2
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