Danfoss and Infineon Technologies have signed a multi-year volume supply agreement. Infineon will supply chipsets of IGBTs and diodes to Danfoss Silicon Power, to be used in power modules for inverters that control EV motors.
“The market for electromobility is picking up noticeably, and the supply industry is getting ready for this,” said Claus Petersen, SVP and GM at Danfoss Silicon Power. “For us as a manufacturer of power modules for electric drivetrains, a long-term secure supply of semiconductors is extremely important. With this agreement, we can accommodate the high growth expectations of our customers.”
“With electromobility, the semiconductor content per car will increase to almost double that of conventional cars. Power semiconductors represent by far the largest part of this additional content,” says Peter Schiefer, President of Infineon’s Automotive Division. “The expansion of our manufacturing capacities, for example in Villach, Austria, enables us to establish long-term cooperation with customers like Danfoss.”
Infineon produces IGBTs and diodes for Danfoss at its plants in Dresden, Germany, and Villach, Austria. Danfoss manufactures its power modules in Flensburg, Germany, and Utica, New York.