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Infineon manufactures chips for ventilators mainly in Austria

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A large proportion of the chips will be produced in Austria. Chip production as well as research and development are located in the federal state of Carinthia. Infineon has been developing and producing so-called power semiconductors in Villach for years. Recently, there has been a sharp rise in demand for medical devices. The chips are required to regulate the motor of the ventilators and should be delivered in the next three to six months.

Infineon's technology from Austria also helps to maintain normal everyday life in other areas as well. Infineon's power semiconductors are essential for the generation, transmission and use of electrical current. They are crucial for the operation of 50 percent of data servers across the globe, from medical devices such as ventilators currently subject to high demand to industrial facilities for the food industry, amongst other uses. The security chips are also integrated into health cards and enable contactless payment with bank and credit cards.

Construction work continues on the new chip production plant

The Infineon facility in Villach is currently being expanded. A chip manufacturing plant for power electronics is being built alongside additional space for research and development. The new factory will produce fully automated power semiconductors on 300mm diameter thin wafers. A total of € 1.6 billion is being invested. Work is also continuing at the huge construction site at the present time. 4,600 people worked for Infineon Austria at the end of the 2019 fiscal year.

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