New building, even newer ideas
On 20 May 1987, the colleagues at EZM celebrated the topping-out ceremony for their new building (now Building 2). This investment was intended to accelerate the restructuring of Villach's production, away from the less profitable memory production towards power electronics and logic components.
However, new innovations were also developed on a daily basis in the existing premises. In 1987, a pacemaker developed in Villach came onto the market. It was not only smaller and more economical than other pacemakers, but could also be used more flexibly. Something completely new was also the integrated sensor technology and data backup. This enabled the interface chip, which measures approx. 40 mm², to react automatically to changes in the heart rhythm and enabled doctors to make an exact diagnosis without hospital visits for the patients.