Infineon renames power control division to Green Industrial Power (GIP)

Infineon renames power control division to Green Industrial Power (GIP)

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By Nick Flaherty

Infineon Technologies has changed the name of its Industrial Power Control (IPC) Division to Green Industrial Power (GIP) as the focus shifts from chips to systems and infrastructure.

The move reflects the shift to more energy efficient semiconductor technologies, particularly silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) as well as algorithms for more efficient operation of power systems.

One focus of the Division’s sales has been on power semiconductors for efficient energy supplies in the industry and consumer sectors, for example drive technologies for electric motors. In the future, above-average growth will be driven primarily by the energy transformation and among other things will come from the field of renewable energies and the expansion of the supporting infrastructure.

“Infineon is making green, cost-efficient electrical energy possible,” said Dr Peter Wawer, President of the Green Industrial Power Division which starts operation today with the same management structure under the new name.

“We have a leading position in the fields of wind energy and solar power, with our power semiconductors setting the standard for higher efficiency levels throughout the entire energy conversion chain. This represents an enormous amount of growth potential, and we’re putting a name on that potential by rebranding our Division,” he said.

“The focus on industrial business has made us highly successful. This field will continue to grow in the future. At the same time the decarbonization of energy supplies and mobility will additionally accelerate the growth of renewable energies, grid expansion and charging infrastructures. Our extensive product portfolio, technologies, leading-edge expertise in power semiconductors, software and services, together with our highly experienced, global team all mean we are in a perfect position to shape the green transformation of our society.”

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