Infineon strengthens IoT capability with NoBug acquisition

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Infineon Technologies has acquired NoBug Consulting SRL based in Romania and NoBug d.o.o., based in Serbia, boosting its ability to design and build complex IoT products. Founded in 1998, NoBug is a privately owned engineering company providing verification and design services for all the digital functionalities of semiconductor, and especially System-on-Chip (SoC) products. With approximately 120 engineers, NoBug Consulting SRL and NoBug d.o.o. are represented in Bucharest, Brașov, Iași (all in Romania) and Belgrade (Serbia).

By adding these R&D competence centers, Infineon is further accelerating the ability of its Connected Secure Systems (CSS) Division to work on complex IoT product developments. Consequently, Infineon is building the basis for the IoT infrastructure of the future, enabling cybersecurity, AI and machine learning as well as robust connectivity. “We are looking for the highest-skilled experts to grow our IoT business,” said Thomas Rosteck, President of Infineon’s Division CSS. “Romania and Serbia are the locations of choice for expanding our R&D activities in Eastern Europe.”

Together, NoBug and Infineon are now perfectly equipped to tackle this growing market. While Infineon delivers a comprehensive IoT portfolio, NoBug brings along specialized expertise in the digital verification of complex SoCs.

“This considerable increase in superior verification know-how lets Infineon offer its customers more of its leading products at a reduced time-to-market,” said Guenter Krasser, Vice President and Managing Director of Infineon Romania. “The acquisition will also further bolster Infineon Romania as a growth location for R&D in Europe and opens up ample new development opportunities for our engineers.”

Now with over 500 R&D engineers, Infineon Romania holds R&D ownership in a variety of Infineon’s product segments. The Development Center in Bucharest was founded in 2005 and has become one of Infineon’s largest R&D centers in Europe.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.


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