Infineon Technologies

We make life easier, safer and greener – with technology that achieves more, consumes less and is accessible to every­one. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future.


Infineon - Innovative semiconductor technologies – global challenges in focus

Society currently faces a number of daunting challenges. The world’s population is growing rapidly, more and more megacities are forming and demand for energy continues to spiral across the globe. In addition, the rising need for climate protection calls for new approaches to energy consumption in many areas of everyday life.

As we move forward, quality of life will hinge on innovative technologies that bring more energy efficiency to existing applications and systems, while making mobility concepts more flexible and digital communications more secure.

Our powerful semiconductor technologies already provide the building blocks for tomorrow’s growth markets.

Infineon’s four divisions cover a wide range of applications within their targeted market segments.

 

Industrial Power Control

  • Charger station for electric vehicles;
  • Energy transmission and conversion (offshore windpark HVDC lines, FACTS (flexible AC transmission systems);
  • Home appliances (air conditioning, induction cooking, induction rice cooker, microwaves, washing machines);
  • Industrial drives (air conditioning, automation, drives, elevators, escalators, materials handling, conveyer technology, traction);
  • Industrial vehicles (agricultural vehicles, forklifts, heavy construction vehicles, hybrid buses, mining vehicles);
  • Renewable energy generation (photovoltaic systems, wind turbines);
  • Traction (high-speed trains, locomotives, metro trains, trams);
  • Uninterruptable power supplies

Power Management & Multimarket

  • Cellular network infrastructure;
  • Lightmanagement and LED lighting systems;
  • Micro-inverter for photovoltaic rooftop systems;
  • Mobile devices (navigation devices, smartphones, tablets);
  • Power supplies for: (consumer electronics, IT and telecom, notebook, PC, server, smartphone, tablet)

Automotive

  • Chassis and comfort electronics (air conditioning, door electronics, electrical seat adjustment, hatchback, lighting, power windows, steering, sunroof, suspension, windshield wipers);
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles (battery management, charger, motor control);
  • Powertrain (alternator, engine control, start-stop system, transmission control);
  • Safety (ABS (anti-blocking system), ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), airbag, electronic power steering, electronically controlled chassis suspension, ESC (electronic stability control), TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system); Security (authentication of original spare parts, car-to-car communication, car-to-infrastructure communication, digital tachograph, tampering and fraud protection (speedometer manipulation, engine manipulation, tuning)

Chip Card & Security

  • Authentication (accessories, games consoles, industrial control, spare parts);
  • Government Identification (electronic driver’s licenses, electronic national ID cards, electronic passports);
  • Health care cards; Mobile communication (high-end SIM cards, machine-to-machine communication, standard SIM cards);
  • Near Field Communication (NFC);
  • Payment systems (credit cards, debit cards, NFC-based contacless payment);
  • Ticketing, access control;
  • Trusted computing

Facts & Figures

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(September 2015)

  • Revenue in fiscal year 2015: €5,795m
  • About 35,400 employees worldwide
  • Strong technology portfolio with more than 25,000 patents and patent applications
  • 32 R&D locations; 20 manufacturing locations