Infineon, Volkswagen strengthen their ties

May 14, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Infineon, Volkswagen strengthen their ties
The Volkswagen Group has included Infineon as a new partner in its strategic supplier network FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks), thereby establishing close cooperation with the semiconductor manufacturer. At the same time, the company is announcing the further expansion of its production landscape for power semiconductors.

In Volkswagen's electrification platform Modular Drive Matrix (MEB), power modules from the Munich chip manufacturer control the electric drive. As part of FAST, Infineon will be more closely involved in the definition of Volkswagen semiconductors in the future.

"Cooperation with strong partners is an important success factor for our electrical offensive," says Michael Bäcker, Head of Procurement Connectivity, eMobility and Driver Assistance for the Volkswagen Group. "Our e-models contain the technologies and ideas of the most innovative companies in our industry. Volkswagen has announced that it intends to launch almost 70 new e-models and build 22 million electric vehicles over the next ten years. Much of this is based on the MEB, including the new ID. family of the Volkswagen brand and models from Audi, Seat and Škoda.  

Infineon claims the title of market leader in power semiconductors for electric mobility. In 2018, 15 of the world's 20 best-selling electric cars and plug-in hybrids used its components. The chip manufacturer's semiconductor portfolio includes integrated analog and digital circuits, discrete components, chips embedded in printed circuit boards, and complete modules. Infineon relies on both the semiconductor material silicon and silicon carbide.

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