- Vitesco Technologies further strengthens its position in the field of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors
- The cooperation with Infineon opens up the possibility of additional capacity for the strong growth in electromobility
- SiC semiconductors greatly contribute to the efficiency of power electronics with up to 800-volt and thus increase the range of electric vehicles
- As a part of the cooperation with Infineon specific development of SiC components will be included
Vitesco Technologies, a leading international supplier of modern drive technologies and electrification solutions, has signed a cooperation agreement with Infineon Technologies AG. Infineon is the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturer for automotive electronics and a leading global supplier of power semiconductors made of the innovative material silicon carbide (SiC). Silicon carbide plays a key role in increasing the efficiency of high-voltage power electronics in the drive systems of electrified vehicles. Vitesco Technologies uses SiC components, for example, in very compact high-voltage inverters that control electric drive motors.
As one of the pioneers in electromobility, Vitesco Technologies is already using SiC components in the current generation of electronics, where they enable small sizes with high efficiency.
“Partnering-up with leading semiconductor manufacturers is important for us to master dynamic growth,” said Andreas Wolf, CEO of Vitesco Technologies. “We have been collaborating with Infineon on silicon for a long time. We are now expanding this with SiC power semiconductors. Jointly refining chips specifically for our applications, in the area of electromobility, will lead to highly attractive solutions. This is another important step forward into the future of electrification.”
“In silicon carbide, Infineon is a technological and quality leader,” said Dr. Stephan Zizala, head of the Automotive High Power business unit at Infineon Technologies. “Our second silicon carbide generation enables us to develop even more compact and efficient systems. With our decades of experience and continuous expansion of manufacturing capacities, we are well positioned for the accelerated growth of the SiC market.”