Fraunhofer IPMS, Infineon team for smart power devices on 300mm wafers

Fraunhofer IPMS, Infineon team for smart power devices on 300mm wafers

Business news |
By Nick Flaherty

Fraunhofer IPMS and Infineon Technologies in Dresden are developing process modules for smart power on 300mm wafers.

The collaboration between Fraunhofer IPMS and Infineon in Dresden has seen 2000 300mm wafers processed for smart power. The wafers were exchanged several times between Fraunhofer IPMS and Infineon Dresden to ensure optimal use of resources and optimum integration into the CMOS production lines.

“The results of this joint project are extremely promising and mark a significant step forward for the production of smart power technologies at Infineon Dresden,” said Andreas Thamm, project manager at Infineon.

“The close collaboration and the provision of process modules by Fraunhofer IPMS have enabled us to move ahead faster than planned with the process transfer to 300mm equipment needed to expand our manufacturing capabilities.”

“We have been working together for years,” said IPMS project manager Dr Malte Czernohorsky “In this project, Fraunhofer experts worked closely with colleagues from Infineon. Based on the positive experiences from previous years, we are already thinking about follow-up projects.”

The construction of the Smart Power Fab in Dresden is one of the largest single investments in Infineon’s history and supported despite the proposed cuts. It is aiming to increase the speed at which it expands its semiconductor production capacities and to further strengthen Europe as a chip manufacturing location.

This is particularly important for smart power devices in data centres and for electromobility.

Infineon’s work is being funded by the EU, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and the Free State of Saxony as part of an Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI) in the fields of microelectronics and communication technologies.

The aim is to complete the European value chain, contribute to European technological sovereignty and promote climate protection through energy-efficient technologies and processes.;


If you enjoyed this article, you will like the following ones: don't miss them by subscribing to :    eeNews on Google News


Linked Articles