Infineon and Foxconn are building on mutual support and knowledge sharing in semiconductor production and electric vehicle development.
Munich-based semiconductor company Infineon and Taiwan’s Hon Hai Technology Group, known internationally as Foxconn, want to jointly drive the further development of electromobility.
The Memorandum of Understanding would focus on silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors for electric cars, which Infineon has been increasingly focusing on for about two years, as well as Foxconn’s expertise in automotive systems. The joint goal is to offer high-performance and efficient solutions in the field of e-mobility, according to a joint press release.
There are also plans to set up a joint research center in Taiwan this year. The aim is to further develop applications for vehicles such as driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. The company also wants to work on power semiconductors and high-performance memories.
Infineon, which is primarily known as a contract manufacturer for Apple, has been trying to gain a foothold in the electric vehicle sector for several years. At the end of 2021, the group signed a cooperation agreement with automotive company Stellantis – the parent company of Citroën, Opel and Fiat, among others (we reported).
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