Dresden, Germany

The capital city of the Free State of Saxony is one of Germany's most famous and beautiful cities. Situated in southeast Germany in the heart of the picturesque Elbe valley, it is about 200 km south of Berlin and 150 km northeast of the Czech capital of Prague. 


In 2007, X-FAB Dresden became part of the X-FAB group. The site has a long history in the development and manufacturing of microelectronics. Today, it is an important manufacturing site for our 350-nanometer technologies and home to a team of experts from design support, process characterization and reliability.

Our Dresden site is located in the middle of Silicon Saxony. The company was founded in 1961 near the airport by Professor Werner Hartmann as the former "Arbeitsstelle für Molekularelektronik". After the company was privatized in 1999, it was integrated into the X-FAB Group in 2007. The company currently has approx. 460 employees.

The focus is on the production of 8-inch wafers in the CMOS area as well as 8-inch wafers in MEMS technologies. Currently, the following functions are located at the site: Finance & controlling, human resources (HR), information technology (IT), operations including engineering & production, procurement, quality, supply chain, technology.


460 Employees
9000 8"-Wafer-Starts per month
2 Jobs in Dresden, Germany


Are you curious about how it looks like inside a cleanroom? Would you like to know what your future workplace may look like? You are invited to take a virtual tour of X-FAB Dresden. 

Walk into the main entrance, past the reception desk and step into one of office spaces. Learn how to dress properly before entering the cleanroom and discover its different areas. If you are paying attention, you will surely succeed in the mini game that is waiting for you during the tour.

While you are discovering X-FAB Dresden virtually, you will also meet a few colleagues who will tell you about their work in short videos.

Local Benefits & Perks

Interested in what benefits and perks are offered as part of the X-FABulous package? We are confident that we have something in store that makes the difference for you. Find out and explore the local benefits we offer our employees at X-FAB Dresden. 

Work-life balance

We support you with up to two days 100% pay continuation when your child is sick. For all of you, who start in our shift work, we offer a fix year plan: you always work two day shifts, two night shifts and then have four days off. Many of our colleagues enjoy this regularity for their private life.

Career development and training

X-FAB supports your career in a many-faceted way, through structured development plans, support in achieving additional qualifications, mentoring & coaching programs as well as a broad range of trainings and e-learning opportunities. 

Bonus schemes

At X-FAB, we remunerate good performance with flexible bonus schemes and on-the-spot rewards. We acknowledge inventions and innovative ideas with special rewards. In addition, there are employee referral programs in place. 

Health and prevention programs

We offer our employees regular health checks, job-related or at the employee's request. We also aim to offer health classes for relevant issues of current interest during our yearly EHS (Environment, Health, Safety) week. We offer a subsidy for a fitness center provider and other health-promoting activities such as flu vaccinations or blood donation campaigns.

Pension provisions

To ensure financial security in old age, we subsidize various pension programs for employees. They can choose either between the payment into the pension fund or the conclusion of a direct insurance policy.

International secondment program

You would love to work in a different country or even on a different continent? Our international exchange program might be just the right thing for you. Whether it is for an internship or even a relocation, it is all possible within the X-FAB family.

Cafeteria and meal subsidy

At all our manufacturing sites we have a canteen or cafeteria and offer subsidized meals at affordable prices.

Free parking

At all our production sites free car parking facilities are available.

Discount for ticket to work

We support your job ticket for the public transportation.

Employee discounts

We offer an employee discount program, that has a broad variety of changing offers, and discounts in the hardware store. 

Free drinks at work

Free provision of coffee, water and tea.

About Dresden

Baroque Dresden is fondly referred to as the "Florence of the Elbe" by locals and tourists alike, and is famous far and wide for its cultural attractions such as Frauenkirche, Semperoper, Gemäldegalerie and Zwinger.

Baroque Dresden is fondly referred to as the "Florence of the Elbe" by locals and tourists alike and is famous far and wide for its cultural attractions such as Frauenkirche, Semperoper, Gemäldegalerie and Zwinger.

A very popular pastime is an Elbe river cruise on one of the city's paddle steamers – part of the world's oldest and largest steamer fleet. In the past years, attractive shopping opportunities have sprung up around Prager Strasse and other areas. They are a perfect destination for a day trip – especially combined with the numerous restaurants offering delicious dishes and the local Radeberger pilsner to weary shoppers. Nightlife is the main attraction in Dresden's Neustadt.

Dresden is set in particularly charming surroundings. Whether hiking among the hills of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains or strolling leisurely around historic Meißen, the "Porcelain City", there's sure to be something of interest for everyone.

Every culture enthusiast will find Dresden to be a true treasure trove: With the opera ball, the international Dixieland festival and the movie nights on the Elbe riverbank, to name just some of them. 

Did you know? Dresden has also been Germany's "Baby Capital" for several years. Because of this, Dresden provides advice and active assistance to create optimum conditions for young families and the healthy upbringing of children.

Come to Dresden and become part of this beautiful, growing city with its high quality of life.

X-FAB Dresden is a member of Silicon Saxony

  • the largest cluster of microelectronics industry in Europe 

  • with an extensive network of expertise

  • more than 370 members

  • more than 60.000 employees are working in this cluster


Various local and international universities or educational institutions have been established to accommodate for the needs of the community.

  • TU Dresdenhas been one of the eleven German Universities of Excellence since 2012 with approx. 4,000 students in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • TU Freiberg only university in Germany offering a degree in “Electronics and Sensor Materials”
  • TU Chemnitz offers degrees in MEMS-technology & MEMS-applications in Center of Microtechnology

    In November 2023, the Dresden Chamber of Industry and Commerce recognized us as the best apprenticeship company. We are delighted to have received this award in the field of microtechnology for the second time since 2016.

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