Infineon Technologies Builds Second Factory in Wuxi
Infineon has partnered with a Wuxi-based Internet of Things R&D centre of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Infineon’s new factory will implement sensing, security, power and processor-based control of production procedures. It will establish a link between IoT and manufacturing as defined by Industry 4.0.
Company’s new factory will focus on the production of ICs and power discrete products for end markets such as automotive, industrial, power management and security card applications.
Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, said, “Infineon’s new factory will foster further expansion in China, building on the experience of two decades in the country. It highlights Infineon’s confidence in the continuous opportunities of the Chinese market as well as our commitment to substantial investment in China and our determination to support the ‘In China, For China’ strategy”.
The following company statement throws more light on the Infineon’s focus on IoT: “As a leading semiconductor manufacturer, it is Infineon’s ambition to make life easier, safer and greener. Its products and services cover the areas of smart mobility, energy efficiency, smart home and smart city; the demand for tailored solutions is rising in China and even across the world. The new factory will further give play to Infineon’s unique expertise in smart factory to provide demonstration and consulting services for local partners such as manufacturers and integrators of production systems, thus supporting the transformation of the local manufacturing industry towards smart production”.
Wuxi, IoT pilot city of China, offers a unique advantages in IoT-related research and applications.
In 1995, Infineon Technologies launched its first branch in Wuxi in China. With more than 1,800 employees, its operations in China have seen fast and continued growth.