Over Euro 100M invested by Infineon Technologies in Romania

Business, ITC

Infineon Technologies marked this year 7 years of activity in Romania, period during which invested over Euro 100M in people and fixed assets, meaning more than 250 Romanian engineers and a total area of about 5,000 square meters, including offices, research laboratories and advanced measurement equipments.

Infineon Technologies Romania was established in 2005, as a research and development (R&D) center, part of Infineon Technologies AG group’s research and development network in Europe formed by Graz and Villach (Austria), Munich (Germany) and Padova (Italy).

One of the many good reasons for choosing Romania as our new R&D location was the surrounding infrastructure – the proximity to the university and the great potential afforded by the existing training – that provided a sound basis for meeting Infineon’s demand for highly qualified development engineers. In addition to cost advantages, we identified a strong high-tech orientation among the public authorities. If this positive impression is confirmed in practice, we should see significant further potential for expansion at this location

Reinhard Ploss

CEO Infineon Technologies AG

In January 2006, when Infineon opened in Romania, it had an initial staff that counted 60 engineers, with the total area of activity of 2,200 sq.m.

In seven years, Infineon has grown fast to increasingly assume research and development responsibilities for the overall Infineon group, becoming also one of the leaders in the local semiconductor industry.

Besides developing and train its team, the company also supports Romanian academic institutions in order to develop competencies at local level. The tech universities that benefits of Infineon support since 2005 are Bucharest Polytechnic University, Technical University Gheorghe Asachi (Iasi), University of Cluj-Napoca and Transylvania University (Brasov).