Semiconductor Industry in Saxony-Anhalt

HERE is where the next generation of chips are created.

The European center of the semiconductor industry is being built in Saxony-Anhalt. New standards are being set here: The groundbreaking Intel® investment in Magdeburg - Europe's largest single investment - kicks things off. At the same time, the state of Saxony-Anhalt is developing Europe's largest supra-regional industrial and commercial area - the High-Tech-Park.

With Intel® as the anchor investment and the High-Tech-Park as the nucleus, an innovation space for the most advanced technologies and an ecosystem of research institutions, suppliers and start-ups in the semiconductor industry is being created in Saxony-Anhalt.

Why Magdeburg? What is happening at the High-Tech Park? What investments and developments are already taking place? Find answers here.


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Intel® as the anchor of the European center of the semiconductor industry in Magdeburg

The investment decision for the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt and its capital Magdeburg was made deliberately - the perfect location in the center of Europe and in the middle of the semiconductor triangle of Central Germany, a large metropolitan area for renewable energies, innovations and the unique infrastructure clearly highlight Saxony-Anhalt as a monopoly in the semiconductor industry. Partner networks are being created and redesigned here.

The semiconductor triangle of Central Germany

Eastern Germany is already the largest semiconductor center in Europe thanks to the semiconductor industry in Silicon Saxony. The Intel® settlement in Magdeburg makes Saxony-Anhalt the center. The city of Magdeburg is located in the center of the Central German semiconductor triangle and thus in the middle of the conurbation for technological and scientific innovations in the semiconductor industry. The direct connection to the major economic players in Dresden and Poland ensures that economic effects are also utilized beyond the region.

Dimensions of the Intel® investment


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Why the economic region of Magdeburg?

The semiconductor industry benefits from a number of unique location factors and unique selling points (USPs) that make the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the Magdeburg economic region in particular an attractive destination for companies in this sector. The conditions here are ideal for growth, innovation and success in the semiconductor industry.

High-Tech-Park in Magdeburg: Your investment site next to Intel®

The High-Tech-Park in Magdeburg is a central contact point for companies, research institutions and start-ups in the high-tech industries and is therefore regarded as Europe's largest investment opportunity. With a unique investment and commitment, the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt is taking major steps towards becoming a semiconductor hotspot and is not only marketing the space but also managing its operation. There is plenty of room here for innovative implementation and global networks. Eastern Germany will become Europe's largest semiconductor monopoly - with large areas right next to Intel®.

more information about the High-Tech Park


Foto zeigt Dorrit Zischkale, Senior Manager Bioökonomie

Dorrit Zischkale
Senior Managerin
Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt mbH

+49 391 568 99 27


Frank Ribbe
HIGH-TECH Park Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH 

+49 391 50 95 290

In the slipstream of Intel®

The pioneering Intel® settlement in Magdeburg is already bringing with it high-tech innovations and further investments. New courses of study, training opportunities and further education networks have been created to attract talent and specialists to the region.


Recent Investments


HERE is investents are made in good company. Attracting companies from the semiconductor industry to Saxony-Anhalt offers a wide range of attractive opportunities and benefits - both for the companies themselves and for the state. The successful relocation of industry giants SIOUX and Avnet underlines the attractiveness of the location and offers a promising outlook for future investments. By creating a dynamic and innovative technology ecosystem, Saxony-Anhalt will further strengthen its position as a leading location for the semiconductor industry and demonstrate its competitiveness on the global market.

Further information on the billions invested in key transformation sectors

SIOUX follows Intel®

Advantage Saxony-Anhalt: R&D

A central attraction for the large high-tech company SIOUX is the well-developed research and development landscape in Saxony-Anhalt. The close cooperation between universities, research institutes and industry offers optimal conditions for the further development of innovative technologies and products. These partnerships enable a rapid exchange of knowledge and promote the development of new ideas and solutions.
Plus point: skilled workers & education

With the establishment of the semiconductor giant Intel® as a starting point, Saxony-Anhalt also enables the professional training of highly qualified specialists in the field of semiconductor and microtechnology. The availability of well-trained personnel, combined with tailor-made training and further education programs, ensures that SIOUX also has the resources it needs to achieve its ambitious goals.

Leon Giesen, Managing Director Sioux Technologies, said: "We are proud to be among the first to establish ourselves in the Intel® technology environment of Saxony-Anhalt. In the coming years we will create more than 300 jobs in Barleben. We are grateful for the great cooperation with the government, the university and the universities of applied sciences in this region."

The federal state government of Saxony-Anhalt actively supports the establishment of SIOUX through targeted funding measures and support services. By creating jobs, promoting innovation and strengthening competitiveness, SIOUX is making a significant contribution to the further development of the semiconductor and microtechnology sector in Saxony-Anhalt.

Developments in the educational system


The establishment of Intel® in Saxony-Anhalt will open up new opportunities for study programs in the fields of information technology, nanotechnology, microtechnology and engineering. This will sustainably strengthen the education system in the region and offer students the chance to benefit from the expertise and resources of a global technology company. However, it remains to be seen how the cooperation between Intel® and the educational institutions in Saxony-Anhalt will develop and which specific degree programs could be offered in the future.


Highly qualified talents in Saxony-Anhalt

The establishment of companies such as Intel® in Magdeburg not only opens up new economic opportunities for the region, but also represents a chance to attract highly qualified specialists. The arrival of new top players in the semiconductor and microtech industry and related sectors will create a large number of attractive jobs in Saxony-Anhalt. The top specialists of the future are being trained HERE!