Gunter Krasser, Infineon Technologies: “We will open our development center in Iasi in two weeks”
“It’s very important that Romania has available funds for investment in R&D in automotive, R&D in microelectronics. The key to success is to have good people. You need to have people with high level of education, and specializations which fit the activity fields you are planning to grow. Now with a lot of money available it is very important to have the proper ecosystem, but a key role will be played by the universities,” Gunter Krasser, Vice President and Managing Director Infineon Technologies Romania said during Automotive R&D Power Breakfast organized by Automotive Today and The Diplomat-Bucharest.
“Romania can’t afford to lose any more good people if it wants to make the next step and evolve. We need to make sure that enough students are going into the STEM direction. There is a lot of work to be done in high schools and to guide young people into the right faculties.
A lot of changes are coming in. The car architecture is changing. A lot of new semiconductors need to be developed. More software is coming on top of hardware. More chips are needed every year. Chips are becoming more complex, and cybersecurity becomes more important in this context. There is no safety without security. We need more resources for chips development. This gives us a lot of opportunities here in Romania to further grow our footprint. We are going to grow our main hub in Bucharest, but we also want to grow regionally. We are happy that in two weeks we will open our development center in Iasi.”