Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Villach, Graz
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 May 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


Infineon Technologies, a worldwide operating German concern is to expand its Austrian workforce by 400 staff by the end of 2011. Of the 400 envisaged new jobs in 2011, 100 have already been filled. Some 200 temporary agency workers are to be taken over by the company and some 100 positions are yet to be filled (70 in Villach, 30 in Graz). The vast majority of new workers will be employed at Infineon's Villach production site, where the majority of EUR 198 million which are to be invested will go. In Villach, Infineon develops and produces micro chips for mobility solutions and industrial applications. Jobs to be filled fall into the areas research and development and application technology. The expansion was made necessary due to an excellent order situation, which was reason for doubling the originally planned investment, according to the company's CEO Ms Kircher-Kohl. This is a major upswing for the company which had lost EUR 700 million during the crisis year of 2009 and had to make some 500 workers redundant in the course of 2008/09 (see factsheets 10833 and 11411).


  • 6 May 2011: Kurier
  • 6 May 2011: Der Standard
  • 7 May 2011: Kleine Zeitung
  • 6 May 2011: Wirtschaftsblatt


Eurofound (2011), Infineon Technologies, Business expansion in Austria, factsheet number 71942, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71942.