Infineon breaks ground on Bavarian chip plant expansion

Regensburg, Bavaria–Infineon Technologies AG is moving ahead with plans to expand its Regensburg, Bavaria fab by 4,500 square meters (14,763 square feet), which the company reports will lead to a capacity increase of 30%. The project will take place over the next 3 years, according to Infineon, with a total of investment of 500 million EUR (US$463 million).

The plant extension includes construction of a new production shop and fundamental modernization of production processes–production lines will be converted from 6-inch to 8-inch technology.

As part of Infineon’s worldwide production network, Regensburg plays a major role in the manufacture of logic products. About 200 different products, in particular for telecommunications and automobile technology applications, are manufactured in Regensburg. The Regensburg fab works in close cooperation with the locations in Munchen-Perlach in Germany, Villach in Austria, and Corbeil-Essonnes in France.


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