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Infineon considers $700M expansion of Southeast Austin facility for chipmaking

Infineon could expand its site on Ben White Boulevard.

Infineon Technologies may put $700 million into expanding its semiconductor fabrication campus in Southeast Austin, new filings show.


The Germany-based company filed an application for a tax break on the project with the Del Valle Independent School District. Under Chapter 313 incentives—school districts can grant property tax breaks for economic development projects.

The company notes that the proposed expansion could add 154,000 square feet to its site on Ben White Boulevard.

News of the possible expansion comes as the global chip shortage continues to slow production of automobiles, medical devices and other products.

Infineon says the expansion is for meeting increasing demand for its products and would increase the company’s engineering, manufacturing and research and development activities by about 30%.

The application broke down the investment with $75 million in new buildings and $625 million in machinery and personal property.

The tech giant also mentioned that “ongoing discussions are underway with the city of Austin, Travis County and the state” on financial incentives. Travis County has a moratorium on incentive applications that commissioners would need to lift before considering a request from Infineon.

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