Infineon Technologies Richmond Wins Recognition for Pollution Prevention; Leading Edge Chip Manufacturer Cited By Regional and Federal Officials.
Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2003
Infineon Technologies Richmond, LP, a U.S. manufacturing subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG (FSE FSE
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See: New York Stock Exchange :IFX) today announced it was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and (EPA) and regional officials for its programs to prevent pollution in the Chesapeake Bay Basin. Infineon received the Businesses for the Bay Outstanding Achievement Award for Large Facilities, honoring the company's exceptional efforts in pollution prevention.
Representatives of Infineon Technologies Richmond received the award in a ceremony today during the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Program The Chesapeake Bay Program is the regional partnership that directs and conducts the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. As a partnership, the Chesapeake Bay Program brings together members of various state, federal, academic and local watershed organizations to build and adopt , held at Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) is restoring the bay through a partnership among the U.S. EPA representing the federal government, the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). , the Chesapeake Bay Commission and participating citizen advisory groups. The CBP partnership recently welcomed Delaware, New York Delaware is a town in Sullivan County, New York, USA. The population was 2,719 at the 2000 census.
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"Infineon has a longstanding corporate commitment to protecting the environment in every way possible, because it is both the right thing to do and makes for good business," said Henry Becker, Managing Director of Infineon Technologies Richmond. "It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts, and I hope that our work helps to set an example that companies of all sizes, in all industries, will follow."
Infineon Technologies Richmond is a state-of-the-art production site for Dynamic Random Access Memory Dynamic random access memory (DRAM) is a type of random access memory that stores each bit of data in a separate capacitor within an integrated circuit. Since real capacitors leak charge, the information eventually fades unless the capacitor charge is refreshed periodically. (DRAM), the standard memory components used in all types of computers and networking equipment. Established in 1996, the facility now employs over 1,700 skilled workers and is part of a global manufacturing cluster that has made Infineon the number three supplier of DRAM in the world.
The Chesapeake Bay Program award is one of several recent honors for environ-mental excellence received by Infineon Technologies Richmond. In August, the plant was selected as a member of the EPA's National Environmental Performance Track program for its superior environmental performance. And in December 2002, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality presented the company with its Exemplary Environment Enterprise Award.
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for the automotive and industrial sectors, for applications in the wired communications markets, secure mobile solutions as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2002 (ending September 2002), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.21 billion with about 30,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Frankfurt Stock Exchange
The largest of Germany's eight securities exchanges, operated by Deutsche Borse AS. and on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. (ticker symbol:IFX). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.