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Infineon: Partnership with Amkor deepened and European supply chain for semiconductor solutions strengthened

April 8, 2024. Infineon Technologies AG, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions for power systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), is strengthening its outsourced back-end manufacturing operations in Europe and announced a multi-year partnership with Amkor Technology, Inc (Nasdaq: AMKR), a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services. Both companies have agreed to operate a joint packaging and test center at Amkor’s site in Porto. Production is scheduled to start in the first half of 2025.

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With this long-term agreement, Infineon and Amkor are deepening their partnership and expanding it beyond the traditional OSAT (Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test) business model. Amkor will expand its production facility in Porto, be responsible for the operation of the production lines and provide Infineon with its own clean room, while Infineon will support the development and technical production activities in Porto with a local team. The collaboration strengthens the European semiconductor supply chain and contributes to greater resilience – especially for customers in the automotive industry. With this step, Infineon further diversifies its production structure, ensuring an ideal balance between in-house and external manufacturing capabilities.

“We are pleased to deepen our partnership with Amkor and will contribute our engineering and development expertise,” said Alexander Gorski, Executive Vice President and responsible for Infineon’s global back-end activities. “Together, Infineon and Amkor will increase geographic resilience and security of supply for our customers. Together we are strengthening the importance of Europe as a location for semiconductor manufacturing. Infineon has already been successfully operating a large service center in Porto for 20 years with more than 600 employees. With the joint production center, we will now become more than ever an integral part of the excellent semiconductor ecosystem in Portugal. We look forward to further expanding our presence in Portugal.”

“Amkor is proud to deepen our partnership with Infineon,” said Giel Rutten, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amkor. “We are continuously investing in our production site in Porto to expand our capacity and grow our portfolio for advanced packaging and test technologies. This collaboration is another milestone for both companies to improve the supply chain for advanced products for automotive and industrial applications.”

About Amkor Technology, Inc.

Amkor Technology, Inc. is the world’s largest outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) service provider headquartered in the United States. Since its founding in 1968, Amkor has pioneered the outsourcing of IC packaging and test services and is a strategic manufacturing partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, foundries and electronics OEMs. Amkor provides turnkey manufacturing services for the communications, automotive and industrial, computing and consumer industries, including smartphones, electric vehicles, data centers, artificial intelligence and wearables. Amkor has manufacturing facilities, research and development centers, and sales and support offices in key electronics industry regions in Asia, Europe and the United States.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG is a leading global provider of semiconductor solutions for power systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). With its products and solutions, Infineon is driving decarbonization and digitalization. The company has around 58,600 employees worldwide and generated sales of around 16.3 billion euros in the 2023 financial year (end of September).

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