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EBS: Key technology
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If there is one industrial sector that has sustainably changed our world over the last few decades, it is microelectronics. Electronic-based systems (EBS) are an integral part of our everyday lives, whether at work or in our private lives. Many people do not realise that microelectronics developed and frequently produced in Austria as well are found in just about every modern car, smart phone or passport.  

Approx. 63,000 people in close to 200 companies are employed in the Austrian electronics industry. EBS/microelectronics is one of the most important sectors in Austria. Large research-intensive corporations are linked to technology parks, universities and universities of applied science to create a world-class ecosystem for EBS innovations.

R&D facilities research and develop electronic-based systems
Austrian companies are active in the field of EBS
people are employed in the electronics industry
€ 76700000000
in revenue is generated by the EBS industry


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Microelectronics in Austria:
Five reasons to locate your company here

  1. 01

    Austria's strength lies not only in the design and production of integrated circuits. These circuits are also combined with specific software and embedded in electronic devices and systems. This is what makes electronic products intelligent to begin with. 

  2. 02

    Innovation and growth require excellent research. Silicon Austria Labs also carries out focused top-level research in addition to Joanneum Research Robotics and Fraunhofer Austria. The Austrian Institute of Technology brings industry and science together and takes electronic-based systems to completely new levels.

  3. 03

    Application-oriented implementation of the research results, highly qualified graduates from technical colleges and universities, the linking of numerous national clusters (e.g., Silicon Alps) combine to make Austria a unique environment for new technologies and putting trends such as autonomous driving, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things into practice.

  1. 04

    Multinationals such as Infineon, Intel, flex, CISC Semiconductor and LAM Research have a strong foundation in Austria. They make important contributions on the world stage in cooperation with local companies. One key milestone took place when Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, set up business operations in Villach and Linz. However, not only global players but microelectronic startups have also selected Austria as their home base.

  2. 05

    Together with France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom, Austria is also active in the "Important Project of Common European Interest" (IPCEI) on microelectronics. In addition, the country is planning to participate in the second project, IPCEI Microelectronics II, under the motto "Safety, Security, Sustainability and Sovereignty.” It involves a total investment volume of € 8.4 billion and serves as an important tool for strengthening Austria as a business location and in combating the climate crisis. 

Did you know...

American Microsystems International, Inc., specialising in the production of application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), set up business operations in Austria in 1983. Other multinationals such as Intel and Infineon followed suit.

...that the foundation for the success story of the Austrian microelectronics industry was already laid in the 1980s?


Success Stories

Infineon Technologies 

The new high-tech chip factory for power electronics in Villach is the largest single investment project in the Group’s history, featuring an investment volume of € 1.6 billion. It underlines the feasibility of establishing attractive production facilities in Europe, even in the highly competitive microelectronic sector, when innovative strength is fused with cost efficiency. 

The full Success Story is available here.


These investments have demonstrated the feasibility of setting up attractive production facilities in Europe, even in the highly competitive microelectronics sector. This success was made possible by fusing innovative strength and cost efficiency.

Sabine Herlitschka CEO Infineon Technologies Austria AG
© Infineon Technologies Austria AG
© Infineon Technologies Austria AG

NXP Gratkorn

All signs point to growth. The facility of the Dutch NXP Semiconductors Corporation located in Gratkorn, Styria, makes a significant contribution to the company’s success. Its new research centre currently focuses on crucial areas of the future such as cybersecurity and post quantum cryptography. The management of this global competence centre is based in Gratkorn.

The full Success Story is available here.

Die Vielzahl der Nationen am Standort ist absolut bereichernd – aus kultureller Sicht, um ein offenes Mindset zu fördern, aber durchaus auch in Bezug auf vielfältigere technische Lösungsansätze.

Michael Jerne NXP External Relations
© NXP Semiconductors Austria
© NXP Semiconductors Austria

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