Production starts at Karawankenweg
In March 1973, the first production building, Hall 11, was put into operation on today's factory premises. The address at that time was Karawankenweg 47.
Even then, innovative materials and methods were used for the assembly of integrated circuits. In Hall 11, glass-ceramic instead of plastic encapsulation was used for IC production for the first time in Austria. At the same time, glass, plastic and photodiodes were still being manufactured in Tafernerstrasse until the end of 1974.
As can be seen in the attached advertisement, at that time "women and girls" were intensively sought for these "clean and easy to learn assembly work". However, the development of Infineon Austria is also unmistakable in the area of diversity and inclusion. Today, the promotion of women in technology from childhood onwards is an essential part of Infineon Austria's identity.
At the end of the 1973 financial year, the Siemens site in Villach had a turnover of EUR 17.7 million (index-adjusted) and already had over 300 employees.
The firstproduction building at the current Infineon site in Villachkarawankenweg-1
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The first production building at the current Infineon site in Villachkarawankenweg-2
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The first production building at the current Infineon site in Villachkarawankenweg-3
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A postal mail urging women to apply for a job at Siemens Bauelemente OHG in Villachstellenanzeige
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