Sales increased by 11%, decision to build Hall 15
Growth continued in quick succession. Due to the large-scale production of the 64k memory, the sales of the Villach plant increased by 11% to 624 million shillings in 1983.
And the next Villach pioneering achievement was already decided: The production of 256kbit VlSI chips in 1.5µm technology. On September 27, 1983, in the presence of Federal President Dr. Kirchschläger, the foundation stone was laid for Hall 15 and Europe's most modern semiconductor production facility. The investment for this amounted to roughly 850 million shillings.
At that time, the development center for microelectronics in Villach employed 55 engineers.
Federal President Dr. Rudolf Kirchschläger lays the foundation stone for Hall 15Kirchschlaeger-grundstein-09-1983
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The first construction work for Hall 15Halle15-Kesselhaus-1
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Site manager Wolfgang Spalek takes his guest on a tour through the production linespalek-kirchschlaeger-1983
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