Infineon, a Germany-based world leader in semiconductor solutions, recently celebrated the grand opening of its new warehouse and Gallium Nitride (GaN) cleanroom at its Mesa facility located at 550 W. Juanita Ave. The multi-million-dollar expansion project added approximately 11,500 square feet and will create more than 20 new high-quality jobs.
“Infineon has been an important part of Mesa’s technology community for years and it is great to see them expand their facility,” Mesa Mayor John Giles said. “It’s exciting when a business in Mesa is on the cutting edge of new semiconductor technology.”
GaN is a new semiconductor material that will help increase the efficiency and performance of power electronics used in everyday life such as power adapters for laptops.
“It’s wonderful to see a business like Infineon show such a strong commitment to Mesa and District 3,” Vice Mayor and District 3 Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh said. “We certainly hope that they will continue to grow their Mesa operation and remain a great partner in our business community.”
In attendance at the grand opening were Infineon management and employees from the U.S.; Villach, Austria; Munich, Germany; and Kulim, Malaysia. The event was hosted by Juergen Woehl, managing director of Infineon EPI Services based in Mesa. Guest speakers included Bob LeFord, president of Infineon Americas; Steffen Metzger, head of Infineon GaN projects based in Munich; and Alex Miehr, head of Materials Management, Munich.
Dr. Juergen Woehl, managing director of Infineon Epi Services, said, “As a leader in semiconductor technology, our Mesa facility underlines Infineon’s commitment to work on advanced materials here in Mesa and we were delighted to celebrate the expansion of our site with our executives, employees and state and local representatives.”
Infineon Technologies AG, headquartered in Neubiberg, Germany, is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. In the 2016 fiscal year (ending Sept. 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 6.5 billion with some 36,000 employees worldwide.