Infineon Technologies

About the company

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Infineon develops semiconductors and systems for automotive, industrial and multimarket sectors, chip card, and security products.

In order to exploit the high potential of quantum computing (QC) for solving NP-hard supply chain problems, Infineon’s Supply Chain Innovation aims to develop quantum algorithms and run experiments from small to complex on the IBM Q-System One and compare the results with quantum annealing (QA) approaches using hardware from D-Wave Systems.

Project information

Title: Towards solving NP-hard supply chain problems with Quantum Computing (QC)
Duration: 3 months ca.
Location: Germany

Main topics
  • Solve small problems of reduced complexity with QC
  • Simplify and formulate supply chain problems in quantum gates and as quadratic unconstrained binary optimization problems (QUBO)
  • Compare the results to solutions from heuristics and OR solvers
  • Propose a possible scaling of the complexity as well as the size of the problem
  • Get to know Infineon’s complex global supply chain and the challenges it faces
  • You need to be located in Germany during your time with Infineon
  • Student of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or similar
  • Good programming skills
  • Knowledge of Quantum Information and/or Quantum Computation
  • Experience with NP-hard optimization problems (helpful, but not obligatory)
  • Good analytical thinking
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams with different cultures from all over the world
  • Good English communication and presentation skills

There is also a possibility to write a master thesis after the internship.


Please send your application with your curriculum vitae and transcripts of records by email to Hans Ehm ( and Lilly Palackal (