Infineon commissions new power semiconductor plant in Hungary

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Against the background of the rapidly increasing demand for electric vehicles and thus for electronic power components, Infineon has expanded its production capacities in this sector. The company has now opened its production line in Cegléd (Hungary). Customers in other industries will also benefit from the additional production capacity for power modules, especially manufacturers of efficient drives as well as solar and wind power plants.

Infineon invested around €100 million in the new factory, which has been in ramp-up since February 2022 and is now entering series production. In addition, there is a subsidy from the Hungarian government in an undisclosed amount. Infineon is silent about the capacity of the plant, but not about the number of employees: At the Cegléd site, the new production line will include 275 additional jobs. This means that the semiconductor manufacturer will employ about 1600 people there in the planned final expansion stage.

“The new production capacities will help Infineon to meet the growing demand for electromobility applications,” said Infineon COO Rutger Wijburg. We invested early in the growth of electromobility. Today, our company is the definitive semiconductor provider for the green energy transition.” According to forecasts, by 2027 more than 50 per cent of cars produced will be fully or partially electric. According to the company, almost every second electric or hybrid vehicle produced in 2021 today uses Infineon semiconductors in its inverter.

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