Danfoss, Infineon ink supply contract for power devices

June 17, 2020 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Danfoss, Infineon ink supply contract for power devices
The Danish company Danfoss, so far known mainly for air conditioning solutions, intends to expand its business into electric mobility. To ensure the supply of the necessary power semiconductors, Danfoss has signed a multi-year volume agreement with Infineon.

Under the agreement, Infineon will supply chipsets consisting of IGBTs and diodes to Danfoss' Silicon Power Business Unit . This company primarily installs the chips in power modules for inverters for drive control in electric vehicles.

"The market for electromobility is picking up noticeably, and the supply industry is aligning itself to this," says Claus Petersen, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Danfoss Silicon Power. "For us as a manufacturer of power modules for electric drives, a long-term secure supply of semiconductors is extremely important. This agreement enables us to meet the high growth expectations of our customers.

"With electromobility, the chip requirement per car will increase to almost double that of conventional drives. By far the largest part of this additional demand concerns power semiconductors," said Peter Schiefer, President of the Automotive Division at Infineon. "The expansion of our production capacities, for example in Villach, Austria, enables us to establish long-term cooperation with customers like Danfoss. A reliable and resilient supply chain is crucial for the rapid success of the mobility turnaround". 

Infineon produces the IGBTs and diodes for Danfoss at its plants in Dresden and Villach (Austria). Danfoss manufactures its power modules in Flensburg (Germany) and in Utica (NY, USA).

More information: https://www.danfoss.com/en/markets/automotive/


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