55m euros project ramps up power electronics production plans
Infineon is leading a Euro 55 million project aimed at strengthening and expanding Germany and Europe as centers of expertise for the manufacture of power electronics. The project includes 26 research partners from six countries.

The three-year project ‘eRamp’ project will partner policymakers and representatives from the project’s sponsors at the two-day eRamp kickoff event (April 2-3, 2014).

Dr. Reinhard Ploss CEO of Infineon Technologies AG, will kick off the event by meeting with Sabine von Schorlemer, Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts; Prof. Wolf-Dieter Lukas, department head at the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), the largest national sponsor; and with Dr. Andreas Wild, Executive Director of ENIAC Joint Undertaking, the funding provider of the European Union.

“The research results from eRamp will be an important contribution to even more efficiently use energy,” explained Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG. “Europe and Germany are distinguished by their characteristic knowledge and expertise. The partners in the eRamp project have the entire power electronics value creation chain in mind, from generation and transmission all the way to consumption of electric energy. Together we will create new knowledge and thus new products that will mean economic and ecological progress for Europe.”

BMBF department head Prof. Wolf-Dieter Lukas added: “Power electronics is a key technology and a determining factor in the competitive ability of fundamental industry sectors in Germany and Europe. The cooperative approach of the European Commission and the German federal government in funding eRamp is a clear example of the benefits of joint action in Europe.”

“The eRamp project, led by Infineon Technologies Dresden, brings the European industry for power electronics components to the forefront of innovation, with considerable impact on important areas of industry and everyday life, such as energy efficiency, electromobility, medicine and many more,” said Dr. Andreas Wild, Executive Director of ENIAC Joint Undertaking.

55m euros project ramps up power electronics production plans