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Business Review’s Infineon Technologies AG contains a company overview, key facts, locations and subsidiaries, news and events as well as a SWOT analysis of the company.
Infineon Technologies AG _________________________________________________________________________________ Infineon Technologies AG: SWOT Analysis & Company Profile Reference code: BRTC100CP10-Q4 Published: Dec 2010 Business Review John Carpenter House 7 Carmelite Street London EC4Y 0BS United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7936 6400 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7336 6813 ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Infineon Technologies AG - SWOT Profile Page 1 Infineon Technologies AG __________________________________________________________________________________________ Infineon Technologies AG - Company Overview Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon) is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing semiconductors and its related solutions. The company’s product portfolio comprises standard commodity components, semi-custom devices, full-custom devices, and specific components for analog, digital, and mixed-signal applications. Infineon also provides memory chips and security microcontroller chips for payment cards, identification documents, pay TV, prepaid telecom cards, and transportation cards. Its products find applications in various markets such as automotive, industrial and multimarket, and chip cards and security, among others. The company operates through its subsidiaries located in the US, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific regions. Infineon is headquartered in Neubiberg, Germany. Financial Performance The company reported revenue of EUR 3,295 million during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 (fiscal 2010). The company's revenue declined at a compounded rate of 8.12% during the period 2008-2010 with an annual growth of 50.87% over fiscal year 2009. During the fiscal year 2010, its operating margin was 10.56% as against the operating margin of -8.38% in fiscal year 2009. During the fiscal year 2010, the company registered a net margin of 20% as against the net margin of -28.66% in the fiscal year 2009. Infineon Technologies AG - Key Facts Infineon Technologies AG, Key Facts Am Campeon 1-12, Neubiberg, , Ticker Symbol, Stock Corporate Address: IFXA (XETRA) 85579, Germany Exchange Telephone + 49 89 23465555 No. of Employees 26,654 Fax + 49 89 2349552987 Financial Year End September URL www.infineon.com Revenue (in EUR Million) 3,295.00 Technology and Industry Revenue (in USD Million) 4,576.39 Communications Locations Germany Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Infineon Technologies AG - SWOT Profile Page 2 Infineon Technologies AG __________________________________________________________________________________________ Infineon Technologies AG - Business Description Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon) is a manufacturer of semiconductors and related solutions, which are used in various microelectronic applications. The product portfolio of the company includes semi-custom devices, full-custom devices, and application-specific components for analog, memory, digital, and mixed-signal applications. As of September 30, 2010, the company employed 26,654 people. The company has classified its business operations under four segments, namely, Automotive, Industrial and Multimarket, Chip Card and Security, and Wireless Solutions. Under Automotive segment, the company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, and selling of semiconductors for use in automotive applications. Principal products offered under the segment include power semiconductors, sensors and microcontrollers, integrated circuits (ICs) and modules, and silicon discrete. These products are used by automotive companies in power train, engine control, transmission control, ABS, airbag, stability control, and memory modules. The segment’s major customers include Bosch, Continental, Arrow, and Avnet. During the fiscal year 2010, the Automotive segment generated 28.7% of its total revenues. Through Industrial and Multimarket segment, Infineon engages in designing, manufacturing, and selling semiconductors and complete system solutions for use in industrial applications. Some of the products offered by the segment include power semiconductors, such as modules, discretes and ICs, silicon discretes, ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) solutions including secure ASICs. These products are used in industrial drives, traction, power distribution, power management and supply, lighting, industrial control, renewable energy, RF (radio frequency) and protection devices for multimarket applications, such as game consoles, hearing aids, and computer peripherals. Its major customers are, Beijing Jingchuan Electronic Tech, Delta, Avnet, and Siemens. During the fiscal year 2010, the Industrial and Multimarket segment contributed 31% towards its total revenues. Through the Chip Card and Security segment, Infineon is engaged in offering semiconductors and related complete system solutions for use in security applications and chip cards. These products are principally used in security microcontroller ICs and security memory ICs for payment cards, access and transportation cards, SIM (subscriber identification module) cards, identification documents, prepaid telecom cards, Pay TV and platform security products for networks, such as trusted platform modules, and RFID (radio-frequency identification) ICs for object identification. The segment’s major customers include Oberthur Card Systems, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, and the US government printing office. During the fiscal year 2010, the Chip Card and Security segment generated 9.3% of the company's total revenues. Through the Wireless Solutions segment, the company was engaged in design, manufacture, and sale of Integrated Circuits (ICs) and other semiconductors for wireless communication applications. Infineon sold its mobile phone business of Wireless Solutions segment to Intel Corporation in August 2010. As a result, the company’s remaining business segments are organized under three segments, namely, Automotive, Industrial and Multimarket, and Chip Card and Security. During the fiscal year 2010, the Wireless Solutions segment contributed 31% towards the total revenues of the company. On August 2010, the company discontinued its Wireless Mobile Phone business. Infineon’s research and development (R&D) activities focus on the development of new products and enhancement of existing products. In fiscal 2010, the company’s Research and Development expenses totaled EUR 399 million, representing 12.1% of total sales. Recently, the company entered into a contract with the German authorities to supply security controllers of the SLE 78 product family. Infineon also divested its joint venture with IBM, Altis Semiconductor. It also entered into a license agreement with Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co., Ltd. for production of core components required in wind turbines. In addition, the company sold its Wireless Mobile Phone business to Intel Corporation. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Infineon Technologies AG - SWOT Profile Page 3 Infineon Technologies AG __________________________________________________________________________________________ Infineon Technologies AG - Major Products and Services Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon) designs, develops, manufactures and markets semicondu
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