Officially, even if only hypothetically due to the Coronavirus, the new Infineon Austria Research Building was inaugurated Friday in Linz-Urfahr. 30 million euros have been invested, and there are 400 job opportunities there.
In the building near Johannes Kepler University and the Science Park, there is space for 400 workplaces; 180 people are currently employed, according to press releases.
Moving in May 2020
So far the team in Linz was spread out over three buildings. The specialists moved into the new building in May 2020. Sabine Herlichka, Executive Director, highlighted Linz’s position as “one of the most research-intensive industrial firms in Austria”. “We are here working on key technologies for mobile applications and driver assistance systems for autonomous driving. With more than 250 million 77GHz radar chips sold, Infineon is the technology leader and global marketplace in this area.”
Infineon Technologies Austria AG is a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG. With more than 4,500 employees, 1960 of whom are in R&D, the semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Villach and its subsidiaries in Linz, Graz, Klagenfurt and Vienna achieved sales of 3.1 billion euros in fiscal year 2020. According to the company, research costs amounted to 498 million euros.