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TCS signs multi-year contract with German Infineon Technologies news
12 March 2009

Tata Consultancy Services has signed a multi-year contract with Infineon Technologies AG, one of the leading semiconductor manufacturers, to operate and maintain solutions within Infineon's supply chain management (SCM) landscape.

The Infineon SCM planning operations will be operated out of Munich, Germany and Bangalore, India.

TCS said that it brings long-standing domain and SCM expertise to help Infineon optimise operations in the area of SCM planning within a risk-free environment and achieve improvements in the area of supply chain efficiency.

Infineon CVP IT and CIO, Michael Schmelmer, outlined the reasons for selecting TCS as the service partner, ''By focusing on cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction, TCS brings to the table a very compelling delivery model which meets Infineon's objectives and provides an excellent opportunity for being a long-term strategic partner for IFX.''

Carol Wilson, VP and global head, hi-tech industry solutions unit, TCS said, ''Our hi-tech industry solutions unit offers enhanced domain expertise and greater customer-centricity to clients from the high-tech industry globally.''

''TCS is strongly building on its footprint in Germany, and we are convinced that we will be able to help Infineon optimise their operations and achieve their corporate ojectives,'' she added.

Infineon Technologies AG is based in Neubiberg near Munich and is a global supplier of integrated circuits (ICs) for chip cards and security applications, having 43,000 employees worldwide and offers semiconductor and system solutions for automobile, industrial and multimarket sectors for applications in communication.

Infineon Technologies was in the news last week, when it bagged an order from the Indian government to supply contactless security microcontrollers for electronic passport program.

Infineon has already issued electronic passports to Indian diplomats and officials, and will issue thirty thousand electronic passports in the first phase.

With approximately six million passports being issued annually in India, Infineon most likely will issue electronic passports to the Indian public by September 2009.

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TCS signs multi-year contract with German Infineon Technologies