17 February 2022
Infineon names Rutger Wijburg as chief operations officer
Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany says that Rutger Wijburg will join its management board as chief operations officer on 1 April. He succeeds Jochen Hanebeck, who will take over from Dr Reinhard Ploss as CEO. The company announced the supervisory board decision on the occasion of its Annual General Meeting.
Picture: Rutger Wijburg, Infineon’s new chief operations officer from 1 April.
“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. “He will bring valuable additional perspectives to the board,” he adds.
“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,” notes Hanebeck. “Rutger Wijburg has both the knowledge and the vision to develop Infineon’s operations in the years to come,” he believes.
“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,” says Wijburg.
Wijburg joined Infineon in 2018. As managing director of Infineon Dresden, he was responsible for the ramp-up of highly automated 300mm 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 300mm ‘One Virtual Fab’ cluster. He has more than 30 years of international experience in the semiconductor industry.