Personnel Change at Infineon: Thomas Seifert to Head the Memory Products Business Group
Thomas Seifert has headed Infineons Wireline Communications Business Group since 2002. He succeeded in transforming it into a competitive segment through extensive restructuring and the sale of Infineons optical fiber components business to Finisar. Seifert launched his career in 1990 in the former Siemens Semiconductor Group where, starting in 1993, he spent three years working on the manufacturing cooperation with IBM on the Management Board in Essonnes, France. From 1996 to 2000, Seifert went on to lead the White Oak Semiconductor plant, Infineons joint venture with Motorola in Richmond VA, USA, to success, gaining wide-ranging expertise in the memory products area in the process. Seifert moved over to the Wireline Communications Business Group in 2000, where he successfully applied his international business experience firstly as COO, then as CEO.
The Managing Board and employees would like to thank Dr. Eggers for his many years of successful work for the company, stressed Max Dietrich Kley, President and CEO of Infineon Technologies AG. It was under his management that Infineons biggest segment grew to become an internationally based business group with a production network, research and development activities, and partnerships now ranging across three continents. The fact that Infineons memory business has developed in such a good way in the, by its very nature, cyclical DRAM market is due not least to Dr. Eggers expert understanding as well as his personal, globe-spanning contacts and excellent cultural grasp. We are delighted that Dr. Eggers will continue to be on hand for the company in a consultative capacity.
After studying physics, Dr. Eggers began his career at Siemens in 1979. Here he held numerous management posts within Memory Products before taking over the leadership of the Group in 2000.
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