Infineon strenghtens radar chip development with DICE takeover

October 02, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Infineon strenghtens radar chip development with DICE takeover
Infineon’s Austrian subsidiary has acquired all shares in the associated company DICE (Danube Integrated Circuit Engineering). The move makes Infineon Austria the 100-percent owner of DICE (Linz, Austria). Since its launch in 1999, the spin-off of the Johannes Kepler University has emerged as Infineon’s global competence center for radar technology, used in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

According to Sabine Herlitschka, CEO of Infineon Technologies Austria, DICE plays a central and strategic role for the semiconductor manufacturer. “It is here that the key technologies for automated driving and mobile radio applications are developed," she said.

There will also be a change in the current management: As of 1 October, the Development Center in Linz will be under the dual leadership of the two previous managing directors Manfred Ruhmer and Peter Zeiner. Gerhard Riess is retiring from the management team and will assume an international management position in the Infineon Group. His responsibilities will be taken over by Manfred Ruhmer who will continue to push the research activities in Linz and the innovation network combination of industry, research and educational institutions.

A holding company for Infineon Austria, DICE currently has a headcount 180 people and specializes in the development of RF components. Besides automotive radar systems, the chips developed in Linz are used, for example, in smart phones and tablet PCs.


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