Infineon Technologies today announced the expansion of its Research & Development (R&D) activities in Singapore. The company says it will invest approximately €200m and add around 150 new positions in R&D in this expansion.
With the expansion of the Singapore R&D centre, Infineon claims it will strengthen its development in activities including next generation home-networking technologies, Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), Internet Access Devices (IAD), mobile phone platforms (ultra-low cost), and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) for mobile-TV.
‘Our strategic direction towards energy efficiency, connectivity and security demands customer-oriented R&D,’ said Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, President and CEO of Infineon Technologies. ‘Leading-edge products for these areas require technology innovation and breakthroughs. Over the upcoming years, we will expand our R&D activities globally as our customers and their applications require more diversity and variety.’
Established in 1991, the development centre in Singapore provides IC and system development solutions in communication, automotive, industrial and security systems within the region. Today, Infineon has over 2,700 employees in Singapore of which more than 400 are R&D engineers. With the expansion, the R&D group will reach nearly 550 R&D engineers. The increase in employees will be gradual over a three-year period to support different phases of the development.