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The Global Semiconductor Shortage: A Challenge and an Opportunity

June 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

We are experiencing a global shortage in the supply of semiconductors – the microchips at the heart of countless products in today’s economy. From personal computers and cars to washing machines and even toasters, microchips are in great demand. As companies prepare to take on their suppliers in Asia, governments in the United States and Europe explore ways to incentivize semiconductor production at home. Join the American Council on Germany for a discussion with Dr. Reinhard Ploss, the CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, about the challenges – and opportunities – of the current shortage for companies, manufacturers, and governments.

Dr. Reinhard Ploss has been a member of the Management Board of Infineon Technologies AG since 2007. He has been CEO since October 2012 (mandated until December 31, 2022).

He began his career at Infineon (Siemens AG until 1999) in 1986 as a process engineer for chip manufacturing in Munich. A decade later, he was the Head of the Power Semiconductor Business Unit, focusing on development and manufacturing. In 2000, he became the President of the Automotive, Industrial & Multimarket Business Group and in 2005 the Head of Development and Manufacturing as well as Operational Management in the Automotive, Industrial & Multimarket Segment

Dr. Ploss was born in 1955 in Bamberg. He studied process engineering at the Technical University of Munich and received his doctorate in 1990.


June 16, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm