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The world’s swelling population, more and more megacities and the rising demand for energy is prompting us to rethink many aspects of our modern lifestyle. Semiconductor and system solutions from Infineon contribute to a better future – making our world easier, safer and greener. These tiny, barely visible electronic components have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. They help to feed regenerative energy into power grids with almost zero losses, tame power-hungry computers, safeguard the data flying through cyberspace and make our cars more energy-efficient.
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2018 fiscal year (ending 30 September), the Company reported sales of around €7.6 billion with about 40,100 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).
Automotive: Driving the Future of Automotive Electronics
Infineonis one of the few semiconductor manufacturers for automotive applications that covers the most important applications in vehicles. With a broad product portfolio of microcontrollers, intelligent sensors, transmit and receive ICs for radio-frequency applications and radar as well as both discrete and integrated power semiconductors: powertrain, chassis and comfort electronics as well as driving safety applications. Coupled with a highlevel of quality, this comprehensive range of products has made the company a preferred partner for its customers for over 40 years.
Infineon’s development strategy focuses on the integration of functionality and thus on semiconductor solutions with an excellent price-performance ratio. Thereby its technologies are contributing to a greener future by reducing fuel consumption, emissions, and costs. And that’s not all – the firm is also helping to improve safety and performance.
Industrial Power Control: High Power Semiconductors for Industrial Applications
Industrial Power Control products are crucial for generating and transmitting electric power efficiently and with virtually no losses – as well as for reducing energy consumption. Infineon’s leading market position is based on technological leadership and on being an innovative, reliable partner for its customers.
Power semiconductors are often the determining factor, not only in terms of function but also when it comes to the efficiency, size, weight, and cost of its customers’ products and systems. Infineon’s many years of industrial experience and innovative strength helpsit develop the right components for the relevant applications.
Power Management & Multimarket: Shaping Power Management – Infineon lives Energy Efficiency
The number of electronic devices we use in our everyday lives is constantly growing. The significance of the power supply for these devices is not always obvious, yet it is crucial for their reliability, power consumption, and size.
Efficiency, powerful batteries and chargers, and high effectiveness: These customer requirements place new demands on the efficiency and size of our power supply solutions. The power density thus becomes a decisive factor. Infineon’s concepts for “Digital Power Management” – the transition from analog to digital control of the power supply – address this trend directly. With technology that achieves more, consumes less and is accessible to everyone.
Digital Security Solutions: Over 15 years of world-leading security expertise for increasingly demanding security requirements
Digital communication calls for robust protection against the misuse of personal data – whether it be stored on an electronic passport or transmitted over the Internet. Based on its core competences in the fields of security, contactless communication and integrated microcontroller solutions (embedded control), Infineon offers an extensive portfolio of semiconductor-based security products for many chip card and security applications.
With this expertise, Infineon is helping to increase security in an increasingly networked world, for example for mobile payment, for system security and secure electronic ID documents.
How does Infineoncontribute to a better future?
Entrepreneurial spirit: Through creativity and commitment Infineoncreates value for its customers, employees, and investors. The company understands how semiconductors increase the performance of modern technology and enable solutions that will shape its lives today and tomorrow. Developed with passion and manufactured with precision, every single product proves Infineon’s will to succeed. This is what makes the firm a reliable partner and helps its customers to become even more successful.
By accepting responsibility for society: Infineon combines entrepreneurial success with responsible behavior. Efficient use of energy, environmentally-friendly mobility, and security in a connected world –it solves some of the most critical challenges that its society faces while taking a conscientious approach to the use of natural resources.
With a unique team: Men and women from more than 90 countries make Infineon a successful international company – with their skills, their enthusiasm and the courage to challenge the status quo and open up new horizons. Since the semiconductor was invented, Infineonhas helped shape the future – every single day.
Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO: Reinhard Ploss has been a member of the Management Board of Infineon Technologies AG since 2007. He has been CEO since 1 October 2012. Reinhard Ploss was born on December 8, 1955, in Bamberg. He studied process engineering at the Technical University of Munich and in 1986 received his doctorate. He began his career at Infineon (Siemens AG until 1999) in the same year.