Motor Sport Teams of Infineon in Leading Position
In the ninth round of the Porsche Michelin Supercup 2003 at the Hungaroring in Budapest the Infineon Team Farnbacher/PZM managed to enlarge its head start in the team standings and leads the championship now with 85 points. Infineon driver Frank Stippler won the race with a sovereign start-to-finish victory. His teammate Pierre Kaffer achieved a second-place result and brought the Infineon Team Farnbacher its third one-two finish of the season. Pierre Kaffer now leads in the overall rankings, three races before the end of the season, and Frank Stippler is in third. As in other races of the Porsche Michelin Supercup, Infineon engineers collaborated closely with the racing team on data logging and interpretation to optimize chassis tuning.
In the United States, the Infineon Team Joest successfully defended its lead in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). During the 2 hours and 45 minutes race in Road America, Wisconsin, the drivers Frank Biela and Marco Werner fought their way to third place in the LMP900 class. Frank Biela und Marco Werner lead the drivers standings and the Infineon Team Joest leads the team standings with 11 points each. The Infineon-Audi R8 is fitted with numerous Infineon components for transmission and further control units.
In Montreal, Canada, Visteon/Patrick Racing- driver Oriol Servia finished in second place at round 14 of the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. Oriol Servia had started in the first row and led several laps. Infineon is a co-sponsor of the Visteon/Patrick Racing team.
Infineon has further enforced its business activities in Automotive and Industrial Electronics in Asia. In order to enlarge its name recognition in Asia, Infineon is co-sponsor of the Team Infineon-Novellus in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2003. The driver of the team, Charles Kwan, won both races at the 2.5 km Taebek Circuit in Korea. Thanks to his victories in round 8 and 9, Charles Kwan, second in the overall standings, won precious points and secured his position in the fight for the championship in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2003.
Infineon is Europes largest and the worlds second largest provider of semiconductor solutions for automotive electronics and is considered a pioneer in key future technologies, such as telematics, safety management, engine control and sensor technology. Through its engagement in motor sports Infineon benefits from innovative developments in motor sports and is able to further optimize its advanced technologies for the automotive industry.
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, for applications in the wired communications markets, secure mobile solutions as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2002 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.21 billion with about 30,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.
Frank Stippler celebrated his fourth victory of the season at the Hungaroring in Budapest. In the team standings "Infineon Team Farnbacher/PZM" has a 85-points lead after the ninth round of the Porsche Michelin Supercup at the Hungaroring.Press Photo
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