Infineon's secret weapon: Dresden Fab, 48V car battery

September 26, 2014 // By Junko Yoshida
Talk to any automotive chip companies these days. Be it Infineon Technologies, Freescale, STMicroelectronics or NXP Semiconductors. They all share one common goal: Go get Renesas and grab major design-wins from leading Japanese carmakers, such as Toyota Motors.

Once impossible, closely working with Japan's leading automakers is fast becoming a reality to some of non-Japanese automotive chip companies, because Renesas -- the world's No. 1 automotive chip vendor -- has begun losing its grip in recent years.