Partnership reinforced: Infineon and Semikron Danfoss sign supply agreement for electromobility chips

13 July 2023

Cars with fully or partially electrified drivetrains will account for two thirds of cars produced by 2028, as per analyst forecasts.

This rapid growth of electromobility is driving the demand for power semiconductors. Against this background, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Semikron Danfoss have signed a multi-year volume agreement for the supply of silicon-based electromobility chips. Infineon will supply chipsets consisting of IGBTs and diodes to Semikron Danfoss. These chips are mainly used in power modules for inverters, which are used for the main drive in electric vehicles.

"As the global leader in automotive semiconductors, Infineon enables game-changing solutions for clean and safe mobility. Already today, our IGBTs and diodes play a major role in the industry's electromobility transformation by enabling efficient power conversion in the electric powertrain," said Peter Schiefer, President of Infineon's Automotive division. "Our broad product portfolio, system expertise and continuous investment in our manufacturing capabilities make us a valued partner of automotive players like Semikron Danfoss."

Claus A. Petersen, President of Semikron Danfoss added: "Semikron Danfoss provides automotive customers with power modules based on the most advanced assembly technologies that fully exploit the capabilities of IGBTs and diodes to enable further decarbonization of the transportation sector. Automotive customers trust us as an experienced long-term partner to drive the transformation in the industry."

The IGBTs and diodes for Semikron Danfoss will be manufactured by Infineon at its sites in Dresden, Germany, and Kulim, Malaysia. Semikron Danfoss manufactures its own automotive power modules in Nuremberg and Flensburg in Germany, in Utica, US, and as of next year, in Nanjing, China.

About Semikron Danfoss
Semikron Danfoss is a global technology leader in power electronics. Our product offerings include semiconductor devices, power modules, stacks and systems.

In a world that is going electric, Semikron Danfoss technologies are more relevant than ever. With our innovative solutions for automotive, industrial and renewable applications we help the world utilize energy more efficiently and sustainably and thus to significantly reduce overall CO2 emissions - facing one of the biggest challenges today. We take care of our employees and create value for our customers by investing significantly in innovation, technology, capacity and service to deliver best-in-industry performance and for a sustainable future.

Semikron Danfoss is a family-owned business, merged by SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power in 2022. We employ more than 3,500 people in 28 locations across the world. Our global footprint with production sites in Germany, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Slovakia and the United States ensures an unmatched service for our customers and partners. We offer more than 90 years of combined expertise in power module packaging, innovation and customer applications - making us the ultimate partner in power electronics. For more information, please visit www.semikron-danfoss.com

About Infineon
Infineon Technologies AG is a global semiconductor leader in power systems and IoT. Infineon drives decarbonization and digitalization with its products and solutions. The company has around 56,200 employees worldwide and generated revenue of about €14.2 billion in the 2022 fiscal year (ending 30 September). Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the OTCQX International over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

 

Source:semikron-danfoss.com