Come and see Infineon at PCIM 2015, May 19-21 in Nuremberg, Germany

Infineon + International Rectifier = A Powerful Combination

May 11, 2015 | Technology Media

Munich, Germany – May 11, 2015 – At this year's PCIM 2015 trade show Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) will present the combined power portfolio of Infineon and International Rectifier for the first time in Europe. The industry’s leading offerings in Gallium Nitride (GaN) are on display. And, of course, you will find many innovative solutions resulting from our strategic approach “from product thinking to system understanding”. Please find following some of the product highlights Infineon is presenting.

Ongoing advances in superjunction MOSFET technology are critical for meeting the efficiency, size and cost demands of modern hard- and soft-switching power conversion circuits. The significant efficiency improvements offered by the CoolMOS™ C7 600 V technology deliver dramatic improvements in power density and offer a stepping stone to ‘GaN-like’ low switching losses. The new MOSFET family is the industry’s first to break the 1 Ω per mm 2 R DS(ON) x A limit.

Meeting the ever increasing demands of rugged applications, Infineon’s answer for high-power IGBT modules is designed to cover the full-voltage range of IGBT chips from 3.3 to 6.5 kV. The high-power platform features scalability to greatly simplify system design and manufacturing. Additionally, due to its robust architecture, this packaging technology provides long-term reliability. With the opening of PCIM, the product name of the platform will be revealed in the booth display.

Featuring a new dimension in smart protection, the intelligent power module MIPAQ™ Pro is a fully qualified and tested IPM integrating IGBTs, gate drivers, a heat sink, sensors, digital control electronics as well as digital bus communication. It comes in a half-bridge configuration with blocking voltages of 1200 V and 1700 V. Nominal current ratings of up to 2400 A are supported. All key operating parameters are monitored closely and warning signals are issued.

Higher power densities in power electronics are posing greater challenges for the thermal interface between the power module and heat sink. Infineon’s thermal interface material TIM not only provides the lowest thermal resistance, it also fulfills the highest quality standards for power modules to achieve the longest lifetime and highest system reliability. TIM is pre-applied and now available for a great variety of Infineon modules as well as for upcoming future designs.

The IGBT5 and .XT mark a new era in IGBT chip and interconnection technologies. Both can be found in the new PrimePACK™ to enhance lifetime by a factor 10 or increase power density by 25%. The latest chip generation IGBT5 allows for a 25 K higher maximum operation junction temperature (T vjop=175 °C). The .XT technology has been achieved by sintering IGBT chips and diodes along with improved system soldering and replacing aluminum bonds with copper bonds.

By employing a novel power chips cooling approach a new power module for hybrid and electric vehicles takes a next significant step in power density and enables high inverter efficiencies.

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About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductors. Infineon offers products and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2014 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.3 billion with about 29,800 employees worldwide. In January 2015, Infineon acquired US-based International Rectifier Corporation, a leading provider of power management technology, with revenues of USD 1.1 billion (2014 fiscal year ending June 29) and approximately 4,200 employees.

Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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