Through investment of approximately €200 M, Infineon Technologies is expanding its Research & Development activities in Singapore, with the aim of being able to better serve the growing demand for products in the energy efficiency, connectivity and security areas.

The center was established in 1991 and provides IC and system development solutions in communication, automotive, industrial and security systems within the region. It currently houses over 2700 employees, of which more than 400 are R&D engineers. With the expansion, around 150 new positions will be added to the R&D group bringing the total to around 550. The increase in headcount will be gradual over a three-year period to support the different phases of development.

Specifically, the expansion will enable Infineon to strengthen its development activities in next generation home-networking technologies, Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), Internet Access Devices (IAD), mobile phone platforms (ultra-low cost), Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) for mobile-TV, digital power control for power management, microcontrollers for automotive and industrial applications, process technologies for wafer fabrication and packaging, and ASIC design.

Wolfgang Ziebart, president and CEO of Infineon Technologies, commented, “Our strategic direction towards energy efficiency, connectivity and security demands customer oriented R&D. Leading-edge products for these areas require technology innovation and breakthroughs. Over the coming years, we will expand our R&D activities globally as our customers and their applications require more diversity and variety. We will continue to strengthen our position as the technology enabler for our customers to take leading positions in their markets. This new R&D expansion in Singapore marks a significant step for Infineon in our growth in this region.”