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Encyclopedia > Infineon Technologies
Infineon Technologies AG
Type Public
ISIN: DE0006231004, FWB: IFX, NYSE: IFX
Founded 1999
Headquarters Munich, Germany
Key people Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, CEO
Industry Semiconductors
Products Microcontrollers
Memory
Communication ICs
Revenue Euro 4.07 billion (excluding Qimonda AG) (2007)
Employees 30,000
Slogan Never Stop Thinking
Website www.infineon.com

Infineon Technologies AG (ISIN: DE0006231004, FWB: IFX, NYSE: IFX) was founded in April 1999 when the semiconductor operations of parent company, Siemens AG, were spun off to form a separate legal entity. As of September 30, 2007 Infineon has about 30,000 employees worldwide, 6000 of them involved in research and development. In the 2007 financial year, the company achieved sales of 4.07 billion Euro. The EBIT loss came to 49 million Euro (excluding Qimonda AG). In the first quarter of 2006 Infineon was among the Worldwide Top 4 semiconductor sales leaders. Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains near Sonoma, California, USA. The course is a complex series of twists and turns that go up and down the hills. ... Aktiengesellschaft (IPA: ; abbreviated AG) is a German term that refers to a corporation that is limited by shares, i. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An International Securities Identifying Number (ISIN) uniquely identifies a security. ... The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (outside) The DAX chart (inside) The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (German: FWB® Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) is a stock exchange located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... A semiconductor is a material that is an insulator at very low temperature, but which has a sizable electrical conductivity at room temperature. ... A microcontroller is a computer-on-a-chip optimised to control devices. ... For other uses, see Memory (disambiguation). ... For the Bobby Womack album, see Communication (1972 album). ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... Qimonda AG (NYSE: QI), (pronounced key-MON-duh) is the new memory company split out of Infineon Technologies AG on May 1, 2006, to form the third largest DRAM company worldwide, according to the industry research firm Gartner Dataquest. ... A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial statements in businesses and other organizations. ... This article is about work. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Aktiengesellschaft (IPA: ; abbreviated AG) is a German term that refers to a corporation that is limited by shares, i. ... An International Securities Identifying Number (ISIN) uniquely identifies a security. ... The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (outside) The DAX chart (inside) The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (German: FWB® Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) is a stock exchange located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... A semiconductor is a solid whose electrical conductivity is in between that of a conductor and that of an insulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, either permanently or dynamically. ... Siemens redirects here. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... EBIT stands for Earnings before Interest and Taxes (operating income). ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... Qimonda AG (NYSE: QI), (pronounced key-MON-duh) is the new memory company split out of Infineon Technologies AG on May 1, 2006, to form the third largest DRAM company worldwide, according to the industry research firm Gartner Dataquest. ...


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The markets of Infineon Technologies

Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for automotive, industrial and multimarket sectors, for applications in communication, as well as memory products through its subsidiary Qimonda. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the USA from Milpitas, California in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Car redirects here. ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Jose Joe Esteves Area  - City 13. ... Map showing general definition of Asia-Pacific The term Asia-Pacific generally applies to littoral East Asia, Southeast Asia and Australasia near the Pacific Ocean, plus the states in the ocean itself (Oceania). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


Infineon has a number of facilities in Europe. Infineon's high power segment is in Warstein (Germany), Villach (Austria) and Cegléd (Hungary). It also runs R&D centers in France, Singapore, Romania, Taiwan & Bangaluru, India & fabrication units in Singapore, Malaysia & China. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Warstein is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Villach [ˈfɪlax] (Slovenian Beljak) is the second largest city in Carinthia in the south of Austria, on the river Drau (Slovenian Drava) and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. ... Cegléd is a friendly, quiet smalltown approx. ... The phrase research and development (also R and D or R&D) has a special commercial significance apart from its conventional coupling of research and technological development. ... , Bangalore (BengalÅ«ru) (Kannada: ; pronunciation: in Kannada and in English) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. ...


Infineon is listed on the DAX 30 index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (outside) The DAX chart (inside) The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (German: FWB® Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) is a stock exchange located in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


What Infineon means

The name Infineon combines the English word "infinity" (Latin word "infinitas") with "eon," the ancient Greek word for eternity, in an attempt to call to mind the idea of unlimited potential.


Product lines

Infineon's main product lines are ICs in the following areas: An integrated circuit (IC) is a thin chip consisting of at least two interconnected semiconductor devices, mainly transistors, as well as passive components like resistors. ...

Infineon also has a HPS (High Power Segment). The front-end of this production is in Warstein (GER), the back-end is in Cegléd (Hungary). Thyristors, diodes and IGBTs are manufactured here. Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ... ISDN is also short for isosorbide dinitrate Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) is a type of circuit switched telephone network system, designed to allow digital (as opposed to analog) transmission of voice and data over ordinary telephone copper wires, resulting in better quality and higher speeds, than available with analog... VDSL or VHDSL (Very High bit rate DSL) is an xDSL technology providing faster data transmission over a single twisted pair of wires. ... Car redirects here. ... In electronic engineering, a DC to DC converter is a circuit which converts a source of direct current (DC) from one voltage level to another. ... Hi ... Takoma Park Middle School is located in Silver Spring, Maryland. ... Infineon Technologies SensoNor AS is a Norwegian MEMS producer, since 2003 fully owned by and integrated in Infineon Technologies. ... A smart card, or integrated circuit(s) card (ICC), is defined as any integrated circuitry embedded into a flat, plastic body. ... Multicore-processor TriCore is the name of a multicore-processor design by Infineon Technologies. ... The terms storage (U.K.) or memory (U.S.) refer to the parts of a digital computer that retain physical state (data) for some interval of time, possibly even after electrical power to the computer is turned off. ... Qimonda AG (NYSE: QI), (pronounced key-MON-duh) is the new memory company split out of Infineon Technologies AG on May 1, 2006, to form the third largest DRAM company worldwide, according to the industry research firm Gartner Dataquest. ... Dram can mean several things: Dram (unit), an imperial unit of volume Dram, an imperial unit of weight or mass, see avoirdupois and apothecaries system Ottoman dram, a unit of weight, see dirhem Armenian dram, a monetary unit DRAM, a type of RAM Category: ...


Apple iPhone chips

The Apple iPhone contains baseband processor & RF chips supplied by Infineon[1], the PMB8876 S-Gold 2 multimedia engine with EDGE, a radio-frequency transceiver and power-management devices. For the Internet appliance line, see Linksys iPhone. ... Baseband is an adjective that describes signals and systems whose range of frequencies is measured from 0 to a maximum bandwidth or highest signal frequency; it is sometimes used as a noun for a band of frequencies starting at 0. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Radio waves. ...


Buyouts

  • Infineon announced the buy-out the cellular division of LSI in August 2007 [2]. This division belonged to the erstwhile Agere Systems before it merged with LSI.
  • In August 2007 it completed the acquisition of TI's DSL CPE business group. This group has been merged with the communications product group at Infineon.

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Competitors

  1. TI
  2. Broadcom
  3. STMicroelectronics
  4. Marvell
  5. Freescale
  6. NXP
  7. LSI (formerly Agere)
  8. Renesas
  9. International Rectifier
  10. Fairchild Semiconductor

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Investors

Institutional Investors in Infineon are: Brandes Investment Partners: 5.13%, Dodge and Cox International: 5.07%, Capital Group International: 4.95%, General Capital Group (0.8%).[citation needed] Brandes Investment Partners is an investment advisory firm, managing assets for institutional and private clients worldwide. ...


Price fixing controversy

In 2004-2005 an investigation was carried out into a worldwide DRAM price fixing conspiracy during 1999-2002 that damaged competition and raised PC prices. As a result, Samsung is to pay $300 million fine, Hynix was to pay $185 million in 2005, Infineon: $160 million in 2004. Micron Technology cooperated with prosecutors and no fine is expected. Investigation is the process of inquiring into a matter through research, follow-up, study, or formal procedure of discovery. ... In 2002, armed with the Sherman Antitrust Act, the US Department of Justice began a probe in the the activities of DRAM manufacturers. ... Conspiracies (broadcast on TechTV from October 1, 2003) was a television program produced by the BBC and broadcast on both TechTV and various British broadcasters. ... Competition is the act of striving against others for the purpose of achieving gain, such as income, pride, amusement, or dominance. ... Samsung Group is one of the largest South Korean business groupings. ... Hynix Semiconductor Inc. ... Infineon Technologies is a German manufacturer of integrated circuits and related products. ... Micron Technology (Micron) NYSE: MU is a multinational company based in Boise, Idaho, USA, best known for producing many forms of semiconductor devices. ...


Employees lawsuits

At the Romanian development center of Infineon Technologies, in Bucharest, a scandal erupted in early 2007 due to the poor working conditions and poor management. The company, not being very competitive on the Romanian IT market and having a lot of trouble hiring new people, has resorted to advertising in tabloids (like the freely-distributed "Compact") and sueing the ex-employees in an attempt to stop the current employees to leave.


Community support

Infineon technologies supports local high schools with F.I.R.S.T. robotics [3]. They currently help three local schools in Richmond, Virginia - Atlee HS, Tucker HS, and Highland Springs Tech Center (HTA) For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Robotics is the science and technology of robots, their design, manufacture, and application. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... HTA also known as High Tech Academy is located in Highland Springs, Virginia. ...


AENEON

AENEON™ was introduced in 2005. AENEON is a DRAM memory family of Infineon and fits into standard PCs and notebooks. Dram can mean several things: Dram (unit), an imperial unit of volume Dram, an imperial unit of weight or mass, see avoirdupois and apothecaries system Ottoman dram, a unit of weight, see dirhem Armenian dram, a monetary unit DRAM, a type of RAM Category: ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... A spiral-bound notebook with pen A notebook (also notepad, writing pad, legal pad etc. ...


AENEON targets whitebox (non-brand) PC and notebook manufacturers world wide, as well as the European retail segment and end users (web shop). AENEON DRAM memory focuses the "price-performance" segment. A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... A spiral-bound notebook with pen A notebook (also notepad, writing pad, legal pad etc. ...


Price advantages are obtained due to a limited product portfolio (only unbuffered and SO-DIMM), and due to outsourced modul assembly. The DRAM components, however, are "Made by Infineon™".


External links

  • Infineon website
  • Infineon Stock on NYSE
  • AENEON website

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Infineon was awarded a contract to produce up to 15 million security chips for US passports
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