An Overview of Corporate Research at Infineon

EECS Joint Colloquium Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Ulrich Ramacher, Prof. rer. nat.
Senior Director of the Systems Technology Department
Infineon Technologies' Corporate Research, Munich

Wednesday, April 11, 2001
Hewlett Packard Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
4:00-5:00 p.m.


On April 1st, 1999, Siemens Semiconductors became Infineon Technologies ( - a younger, dynamic, more flexible company geared towards success in the competitive, ever-changing world of microelectronics. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Ramacher, Senior Director of the Systems Technology Department at Infineon's Corporate Research in Munich will give an overview of the Corporate Research of Infineon Technologies. Current activities will be presented on all seven departments of that corporate research center: Nano Interconnects, Nano Devices, Photonics, Systems Technology, High Frequency Circuits, and Few Electron Devices. Other emergent technologies will be presented and selected projects will be discussed.

We have also asked Dr. Ramacher to briefly discuss his unique personal experiences with academic life, industrial life, and their integration.


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Ramacher is a Principal Engineer and Senior Director, Systems Technology Department, at Infineon's Corporate Research in Munich. He studied Mathematics and Physics at the University Tübingen and received his doctorate degree in 1979 in theoretical physics. He was then an assistent professor for physics at the Department of Physics, King Faisal University, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. From 1985 to 1994 he was at the Microelectronics Department of Siemens' Corporate R&D. Until 1996 he was Chair of the Electronic Devices and Integrated Systems Department at the Dresden University of Technology, before he built up the VLSI System Integration Department of Siemens' Corporate Technology. In 1999, his department joined Infineon Technologies.