Infineon Technologies And GlobalFoundries Forge Long-Term Partnership To Drive Automotive Innovation

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Dive into the world of semiconductor innovation as these industry leaders aim to meet the surging demand for automotive applications, ensuring advanced safety, enhanced connectivity, and robust security measures from 2024 through 2030.

Infineon Technologies and GlobalFoundries have announced a strategic multi-year agreement to bolster the supply of Infineon’s cutting-edge AURIX TC3x 40 nanometer automotive microcontrollers, power management, and connectivity solutions. This collaborative initiative is poised to fortify Infineon’s business trajectory, providing additional capacity to sustain growth from 2024 through 2030.

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This partnership has been ongoing since 2013 and revolves around the joint development of advanced semiconductor technology and products catering to the automotive, industrial, and security sectors. A pivotal aspect of this collaboration is the integration of a highly reliable embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) technology solution. This solution is uniquely tailored to facilitate mission-critical applications within the automotive sphere, adhering to the stringent safety and security standards mandated for next-generation vehicle systems. Infineon’s flagship microcontroller series, AURIX, has been at the forefront of steering the industry towards the era of autonomous, connected, and electrified vehicles.

Dr. Rutger Wijburg, Chief Operations Officer of Infineon, remarked on the significance of this long-term agreement, emphasizing the company’s commitment to fortifying the semiconductor supply chain that drives decarbonization and digitalization. As the demand for automotive applications continues to surge, Infineon’s objective is to provide top-notch microcontrollers endowed with enhanced connectivity, advanced safety features, and robust security measures. AURIX microcontrollers are positioned as a pivotal component in ensuring the reliability of electronics, particularly as the automotive landscape evolves towards an era of all-electric, all-connected, user-centric, and autonomous vehicles.

Niels Anderskouv, Chief Business Officer of GF, highlighted the strategic importance of securing Infineon as a key long-term customer across multiple global regions, particularly in Europe, where the automotive industry has played a pivotal role in fostering innovation and economic growth. This underscores the significance of maintaining a global manufacturing footprint that allows for flexible collaboration to meet the evolving capacity requirements of customers. The collaborative efforts between Infineon and GF span two continents, offering differentiation and innovation in the automotive sector, and the long-term agreement aims to provide Infineon with additional manufacturing capabilities to ensure a resilient supply chain.

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