Infineon is establishing an R&D center in Dresden, Germany, for automotive applications, power electronics and artificial intelligence product development. The company plans to create about 100 new jobs after finish the construction, and it is expected to employ about 250 people in the medium term.

Prior to this, Infineon Group already had one of the largest locations in Dresden to develop wafer technology and manufacturing processes, as well as a production plant. With 2,200 employees, the main R&D direction is micro-controllers, sensors and power semiconductors and manufacturing chips, including automotive applications that account for 42% of Infineon’s revenue.

Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon, said: “Algorithms, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are playing an important role in the growing network of transportation systems. New development centers will also deal with these issues intensively.”