Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Vishay investing EUR 300 million in Hamburg Metropolitan Region

1 August 2022
U.S. firm to expand chip production in Itzehoe and create 150 jobs

U.S. semiconductor manufacturer Vishay plans to expand chip production in Itzehoe and build a factory on a three-hectare site at a cost of EUR 300 million. In 2015, Vishay relocated production of its metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) for motor vehicles from the United States to Itzehoe. The electronic parts are used to control current flows.


Strengthening Itzehoe

"The expanded production should meet the needs of the automotive industry in future as Vishay has a solid customer base in Germany and Europe," said Martin Schneider, Vishay's Project Manager. The company expects above-average growth thanks to the development of electro mobility and the expanded charging infrastructure. The agreement will boost Itzehoe as a centre of technology and innovation. Vishay is expected to create around 150 new jobs during the first phase of expansion, which may also lead to more jobs at suppliers in the region.


Vishay chip manufacturing to production in Itzehoe

Semiconductor parts for automotive, industrial and electronics

Vishay Siliconix Itzehoe GmbH employs over 470 staff and produces semiconductor parts for use in the automotive and industrial sectors as well as consumer electronics. Its customers include Siemens, LG, Philips and Dell. Vishay works with the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT) in Itzehoe and specializes in the development, production and integration of microelectrocmechanical components.


Sources and further information

Similar articles

Northvolt to build gigafactory in Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Swedish company planning battery factory and recycling plant in Schleswig-Holstein

Power of quantum computing huge thanks to simultaneous processing

Enormous power of technology to benefit all kinds of sectors and climate

Business sites in demand in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Publication of the 2021 Commercial Space Report for the metropolitan region. Demand remains stable despite the pandemic

NXP and Voi test networked e-scooters in Hamburg

E-scooters with collision detection and traffic light phase optimisation presented as part of ITS project
The Consent Management Platform ( we use could not be loaded. This can happen if AdBlockers incorrectly block this URL. Some features such as maps, proximity search or forms, cannot be used this way. To use these features, please deactivate your AdBlocker or allow access to *