Infineon Technologies Appoints New Chief Operations Officer

By Joel Davies -

Infineon Technologies AG, one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world, has appointed Rutger Wijburg as its new Chief Operations Officer.

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions with around 50,280 employees worldwide. The German company generated revenue of about €11.1 billion in the 2021 fiscal year (ending 30 September) and is one of the ten largest semiconductor companies worldwide.

“We are very pleased that Rutger Wijburg, an internationally experienced industry expert with intimate knowledge of both semiconductor manufacturing and the silicon foundry world is joining the Management Board team”, said Dr Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Infineon. “He will bring valuable additional perspectives to the Board as the Chief Operations Officer”.

Dr Rutger Wijburg will join the Management Board of Infineon Technologies as the new Chief Operations Officer on April 1st 2022. He will succeed Jochen Hanebeck, who will take over from Dr Reinhard Ploss as the new Chief Executive Officer, according to the company’s plan. The company announced the Supervisory Board decision on the occasion of its Annual General Meeting.

“Electrification and digitalization are major trends of the coming decade. Infineon is investing decisively in its manufacturing capacities in order to satisfy the long-term demand for semiconductor solutions”, noted Jochen Hanebeck, current Chief Operations Officer at Infineon. “Rutger Wijburg has both the knowledge and the vision to develop Infineon’s operations in the years to come. I’m looking forward to working with him in his new role”.

Wijburg joined Infineon in 2018. As Managing Director of Infineon Dresden, he was responsible for the successful ramp-up of highly automated 300-millimetre production. After taking over as Head of Frontend at the beginning of 2021, Wijburg has focused on expanding wide-bandgap capacities and was instrumental in establishing the concept of the 300-millimetre “One Virtual Fab” cluster. He has more than 30 years of international experience in the semiconductor industry.

“Based on our structural growth drivers, Infineon is ready to invest in its manufacturing capacity and to extend partnerships in order to deliver to our customers what they need, when they need it”, stated Rutger Wijburg. “Infineon creates a competitive advantage through quality, innovation and cost performance. It will be my priority to further expand our lead over the competition by harnessing our technological leadership, while always keeping an eye on profitable growth”.

You can find more information about Infineon Technologies and the appointment of Rutger Wijburg as its new Chief Operations Officer on its website.

Stay up to date with the most recent automation, computer vision, machine vision and robotics news on Automate Pro Europe, CVPro, MVPro and RBPro.

Automation Articles of the Month

Celera Motion Enhances Aura Absolute Chip Encoder Series

byJoel Davies

May 12, 2022

Celera Motion has announced new sizes and capabilities for its Aura Absolute Chip Encoder Series...

Revalize Appoints Managing Director of EMEA

byJoel Davies

May 10, 2022

Revalize has announced that Marc Maurer will join the organization as the Managing Director for...

NI Releases Test System Optimization Software Bundle

byJoel Davies

May 5, 2022

NI has released its Test Workflow subscription bundle for automating test systems, extending engineers’ access...