In 2020 Infineon acquired Cypress Semiconductor Corp which was based in San José, California. With about 5,800 employees worldwide and revenues of about 2.5 billion US dollars Cypress fitted in an excellent way to Infineon forming the base for a successful transaction. With the acquisition, Infineon is able to offer the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio for linking the real with the digital world and shaping digitalization.
Helmut Gassel, member of the Management Board and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Infineon Technologies AG, will resign from his position at his own request effective 31 May 2022 and will leave the company. The Infineon Supervisory Board agreed to this request with great regret. Andreas Urschitz, currently President of the Power & Sensor Systems (PSS) Division, has been appointed as his successor. "As a longtime companion, Helmut Gassel has played a decisive role in Infineon's great success. As CMO, he has driven forward the digitalization of marketing and sales and thus the alignment with the future. I view with great respect the fact that he wants to make a personal change and therefore leave Infineon. I welcome the Supervisory Board's decision in favor of Andreas Urschitz as the future CMO. He has achieved great success as Division President and has demonstrated a keen sense of market developments and our customers' needs," said CEO Jochen Hanebeck.
Dr. Rutger Wijburg will join the Management Board of Infineon Technologies AG as new Chief Operations Officer on 1 April 2022. He will succeed Jochen Hanebeck, who will take over from Dr. Reinhard Ploss as the new Chief Executive Officer, according to plan. The company announced the Supervisory Board decision on the occasion of its Annual General Meeting. “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,” says Dr. Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Infineon. “He will bring valuable additional perspectives to the Board as the Chief Operations Officer.” “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,” says Jochen Hanebeck, current Chief Operations Officer at Infineon. “Rutger Wijbur
Our Supervisory Board has just appointed Jochen Hanebeck as the designated new CEO of Infineon. He is going to take over from Reinhard Ploss on 1 April 2022. Jochen Hanebeck has been a member of the Management Board and Chief Operations Officer since 2016. “We are delighted to present Jochen Hanebeck, an outstanding expert of both the semiconductor industry and, of course, Infineon for the position of Chief Executive Officer,” says Dr. Wolfgang Eder, Chairman of our Supervisory Board. “We thank Dr. Ploss very cordially for his extraordinarily successful work.” “I’m very grateful for the trust of the Supervisory Board,” says Jochen Hanebeck. “It is an honor for me to take over an excellently positioned company from Reinhard Ploss.” Ploss, in turn, valued Hanebeck as a “competent and reliable colleague” and a “very good choice for the future leadership of Infineon.”