Infineon, Delta Electronics jointly develop automotive semiconductors
Infineon has been working with Delta Electronics, a supplier of switched-mode power supplies, in the field of industrial electronics for some time. Now the two companies extend their cooperation to automotive electronics.
The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to intensify their joint development activities. The aim is to offer more efficient and higher-performance solutions for the fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) market. The agreement covers a wide range of components such as discrete high- and low-voltage semiconductors and power modules, as well as microcontrollers used in EV drive applications such as the inverter, DC-DC converter and on-board chargers.
Delta is considered one of the leading suppliers of switching power supplies and thermal management products. Founded in 1971, the company’s portfolio includes energy-efficient solutions in industrial automation, building automation, telecommunications, data center infrastructure, electric vehicle charging, renewable energy, energy storage, and displays.
Beyond joint development activities, the partners plan to establish a joint innovation lab for automotive applications. The Delta-Infineon Automotive Innovation Center will be jointly managed by the two companies. It is scheduled to be established at Delta’s site in Pingzhen, Taiwan, in the second half of 2023.
“Infineon and Delta share the goal of developing increasingly energy-efficient and CO 2-saving solutions that support global decarbonization efforts,” said Peter Schiefer, president of Infineon’s Automotive Division. “Together, we aim to further advance the energy efficiency of electromobility by combining Infineon’s comprehensive automotive product portfolio and application know-how with Delta’s expertise in integration and system optimization. Ensuring energy efficiency of automotive applications is of paramount importance in this day and age, and we are committed to driving it ever higher.”
James Tang, corporate vice president of Delta Electronics, said the agreement responds to the growing demand in the automotive industry for innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions. Together with Infineon, the company aims to support the global transition to electromobility with its products and solutions, Tang said.
Delta opens German power centre
Solid state SiC fast charger runs up to 400kW
Delta, Rohm fund Taiwanese GaN startup
Wide bandgap semiconductors make increasing inroads to electromobility
Inverters enable use of electric vehicles as backup power supply