The Danfoss Silicon Power business has been a silicon-independent module maker supplying car makers and industrial motor suppliers. “The market for electro-mobility is picking up noticeably, and the supply industry is getting ready for this,” said Claus Petersen, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Danfoss Silicon Power. “For us as a manufacturer of power modules for electric drivetrains, a long-term secure supply of semiconductors is extremely important. With this agreement we can accommodate the high growth expectations of our customers,” he said.
“With electro-mobility, the semiconductor content per car will increase to almost double that of conventional cars. Power semiconductors represent by far the largest part of this additional content,” said Peter Schiefer, President of the Automotive Division at Infineon. “The expansion of our manufacturing capacities, for example in Villach, Austria, enables us to establish a long-term cooperation with customers like Danfoss. A reliable and resilient supply chain is crucial for the rapid success of the mobility revolution.”
Infineon produces the IGBT and diode devices for Danfoss at its plants in Dresden, Germany, and Villach, Austria. Danfoss manufactures its IGBT power modules in Flensburg, Germany, (above) and Utica, New York.