Posts Tagged: Infineon

DENSO invests in Infineon, citing increased importance of semiconductors

Global automotive supplier DENSO has taken a stake In Infineon Technologies, a company that makes in-vehicle semiconductor products, including microcomputers for control applications, semiconductor sensors and other components for electrified vehicles. The Triple Trend of vehicle electrification, autonomy and connectivity is driving increased demand for semiconductor products, so DENSO aims to increase its expertise in… Read more »

Infineon introduces new CoolSic Schottky diodes for on-board charger applications

Infineon Technologies’ new CoolSiC diodes are designed for ruggedness and efficiency, to meet the high standards required of hybrid and electric vehicles. Infineon says these diodes are the most durable on the market, due to their high corrosion and humidity resistance. The company will release CoolSiC Diodes in the 650 V class in September. An… Read more »

Infineon to create new power semiconductor plant in Austria

Semiconductor specialist Infineon Technologies has announced plans to build a fully automated new facility in Villach, Austria. The new plant will complement Infineon’s existing facility in Villach, and will focus on producing the company’s 300 mm power semiconductors. Infineon will invest $1.6 billion in the plant over the next six years. “Global demand for power… Read more »

Mersen beats next generation DOE power density targets through Stack Reference designs

150 kVA – 16kW/L SiC power stack for heavy-duty EV Mersen partnered with AgileSwitch and FTCAP to develop two high performance 3-phase inverter power stack reference designs. The SiC MOSFET version uses Wolfspeed SiC modules to deliver 150 kVA at a power density of 16 kVA/l, exceeding the DOE’s 2020 roadmap for electric vehicle applications…. Read more »

Infineon’s Power PROFET automotive switches are designed to replace high current relays and fuses

Infineon Technologies has launched a new family of ultra-low ohmic smart high-side switches that it says offer the lowest on-resistance and the highest energy capability on the market. Power PROFET switches enable the replacement of electromechanical relays and fuses in power distribution and junction boxes up to 40 A DC. Infineon points out that the… Read more »

Infineon launches AURIX family of TC3xx microcontrollers for automotive applications

Infineon Technologies has launched the next generation of its AURIX microcontroller family. The TC3xx microcontrollers include a hexa-core architecture and features for connectivity, security and embedded safety. They are suited for a range of automotive applications, including engine management, transmission control, hybrid domain control, inverter control, battery management, and DC-DC converters. The AURIX TC3xx family… Read more »

Infineon acquires Wolfspeed to strengthen its position in SiC-based power solutions

Semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies has agreed to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division of LED manufacturer Cree, for $850 million. The deal also includes the related silicon carbide wafer substrate business. Wolfspeed specializes in silicon carbide-based power and gallium nitride-on-silicon carbide-based RF power solutions. The deal also includes related core competencies in wafer substrate… Read more »

Infineon’s HybridPACK DSC power modules for hybrid and electric vehicles

Infineon Technologies’ latest power module family features extremely small dimensions (42 x 42.4 x 4.77 mm). These modules are designed for applications such as main inverters and generators with a typical power range of 40 to 50 kW, and can be used in parallel configurations to support higher power levels. An inverter is typically placed… Read more »

Infineon and TDK partner to help developers design inverters quickly

Infineon Technologies has joined forces with TDK to develop an integrated solution for inverters to be used in e-mobility powertrains. The idea is to enable developers to test and implement drive concepts quickly and easily. To create an inverter that’s optimized for automotive applications, Infineon and TDK redeveloped the key components and matched them perfectly… Read more »

Lux Research: Infineon is a “clear winner” in power electronics field

Batteries get most of the press, but power electronics (gadgets like inverters, onboard chargers and DC/DC converters) are critical components of all sorts of electrified vehicles as well as high-tech energy solutions. As the electromobility/clean energy sector grows, leading companies in the power electronics field could be poised for major growth. Lux Research recently released… Read more »