German semiconductor chip maker and Vietnamese e-car producer plan joint development center in Hanoi.
Infineon, Germany’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor chips, and Vinfast, Vietnam’s first electric car producer, plan to work more closely together. In the first quarter of 2023, they intend to open a joint competence center for electromobility in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi.
Vinfast’s new mobility solutions will be brought together there with the appropriate semiconductor technology at an early stage of development in order to stabilize the supply chains. The spectrum here includes both conventional chip technologies and wide bandgap semiconductors made of materials such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride. These enable more range for e-cars.
The two groups have been working together for more than three years, and Vinfast already uses semiconductor solutions from Infineon in its electric vehicles. As we reported, the Vietnamese brand wants to be one of the first automakers to switch completely to e-mobility and also produce in Germany in the future.