The German semiconductor manufacturer, Infineon Technologies has opened a new factory in Cegléd, Hungary. The factory is dedicated to the assembly and testing of high-power semiconductor modules to drive the electrification of vehicles, an important step towards limiting European emission levels.
Infineon has also invested in further production capacities for high-power modules that enable green energy, from wind turbines and solar modules to energy-efficient drives.
“Infineon is pursuing a long-term growth path. Decarbonisation and digitalisation are driving demand for our semiconductor solutions,” said Infineon’s COO, Rutger Wijburg. “Cegléd already has a strong track record in enabling green energy. The new manufacturing capacities will help Infineon accommodate the growing demand for electro-mobility applications. At Infineon, we have been investing in the future growth of electro-mobility from the earliest stage. Today our company is the key semiconductor enabler of the transition to green energy.”
Cars with fully or partially electrified drivetrains will account for more than 50 per cent of cars produced by 2027, as per analyst forecasts. Separately, the number of publicly available electric chargers in Hungary increased by 33.6 per cent by the end of 2021 compared to 2020, according to the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH).
Since Infineon’s founding, the company has now invested an additional 100 million euros in the new fab, complemented by support from the Hungarian government.
“Infineon has been present in Hungary for more than 25 years as a manufacturer of innovative semiconductor products, building on a highly reliable regional industrial infrastructure. Over the years, Infineon has gained a strong reputation in power modules, serving customers all over the world.”, said Tamás Szabó, Managing Director of Infineon Technologies Cegléd.
Once the new factory is fully staffed, another 275 employees will work for Infineon in Cegléd, bringing the total headcount to approximately 1,600. Production ramp-up started in February 2022.