Infineon & Delta Technologies expand partnership
German chip manufacturer Infineon Technologies and Taiwanese energy and power management provider Delta Electronics are expanding their cooperation from industrial to automotive applications.
Both companies agreed to deepen joint development activities to provide more efficient and powerful solutions for electric vehicles. The agreement covers a wide range of components such as 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 onboard chargers. In addition, both parties have agreed to establish a joint innovation lab for automotive applications. The Delta-Infineon Automotive Innovation Center is scheduled to be established at Delta’s site in Pingzhen, Taiwan, in the second half of 2023.
So far, the cooperation between Infineon and Delta had focused mainly on industrial applications. But last year there was already a push in the field of charging systems: The German chip manufacturer and the Taiwanese energy specialist presented a self-developed 3-in-1 system that integrates a solar system, home storage and charging station.
“Infineon and Delta share the common 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. “We want to further advance the energy efficiency of electromobility together by combining Infineon’s comprehensive automotive product portfolio and application know-how with Delta’s expertise in integration and system optimization. Ensuring the energy efficiency of automotive applications is of paramount importance in our time and we are committed to further improving it.”
According to James Tang, corporate vice president of Delta Electronics, the two sides have worked together successfully in the industrial products sector for the past 25 years. “We see a growing demand in the automotive industry for innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions. Together with Infineon, we are committed to support the global transition to electromobility with our products and solutions and to bring electromobility to a whole new level.”