Energy efficient technologies have become a key lever in generating, transmitting and using energy more effectively
A growing world population, billions of connected devices, mobility fueled by electric power – the appetite for energy is increasing. To improve the world’s climate balance and our future quality of life, we have to find solutions that handle energy more intelligently and efficiently at all stages of the electrical energy chain: energy generation, its transmission and storage as well as consumption. This chain cannot be implemented without semiconductor technology; only semiconductor technology enables energy efficiency along this chain in every single section.
For 40 years now Infineon has been working on these challenges. As the market leader for power semiconductors we have comprehensive solutions at hand and are investing in innovation. Our semiconductor technologies help minimize losses, enable higher device and application performance and use energy responsibly. We make green energy happen.
Our power semiconductors convert electricity in wind turbines and couple the generator to the grid. Additionally, a power converter in a wind turbine controls several essential functions apart from transferring power.
Our power semiconductors enable silicon-carbide-based solar inverters to set the benchmark for weight, volume and performance towards efficiency. This technology makes solar inverters much smaller and more affordable.
Energy Storage Systems play an essential role in our electricity networks. ESS appears in combination with electricity generation and transmission “before-the-meter”, as well as in commercial and residential environments “behind-the-meter”.
Our high-power modules and thyristors enable high voltage direct current transmission systems (HVDC) reducing transmission losses by almost 15 percent. This is crucial for ensuring successful power transmission over long distances.
With more automation being used across industries, there is an increased demand for servo motors. Their ability of motion control makes them the perfect fit for automation and robotics leading to higher levels of precision and efficiency.
Besides contextual awareness for intelligent building control, a building’s energy consumption should be as efficient as possible. Low standby power and high power efficiency are crucial to ensure a building’s sustainable and smooth operation.
Digitalization is driving the growth for data center services. Our solutions allow improved system architectures, efficient and powerful power supply, and lower cooling efforts. Using the right technology like gallium nitride can make a difference.
5G requires new network dimensioning to optimize the energy consumption for an effective networking infrastructure. Infineon offers the entire power flow for 5G on a system level, spanning across ACDC, DCDC and RFS.
We enable CO2 reduction in CAVs through our full range of electrification solutions spanning “Sense – Think – Act” – all geared towards more efficiency, higher power density and optimized switching in electric drivetrains.
The example of commercial, construction and agricultural vehicles (CAVs)
At the core of all electric vehicle technologies is the electrified powertrain. The electrification of this powertrain enables locally emission-free mobility and driving pleasure. Explore where our components are located and what they do.
Our leading technology portfolio with custom-fit and ready-to-use solutions supports manufacturers in developing innovative use cases for home appliances that meet the growing demand for smart, connected and energy efficient living experiences.
Electricity amounts to one third of global energy requirements. Since 2016, the Paris Climate Agreement has been pursuing the limitation of global warming to “well below” two degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial age. Every kilowatt hour consumed of fossil fuels increases CO2 emissions by around 490 g and heats up the climate. And the era of electricity will continue to grow. Infineon semiconductors enable the optimization of energy efficiency along the entire electrical energy chain. Furthermore, Infineon is already taking the next strategic step to fulfill the mission and become carbon neutral by 2030.
The power transmission over long distances, distribution systems for short distances and energy storage systems for energy from renewable sources are essential to cover the growing energy need.
Infineon power semiconductors enable all these functions in the most efficient manner. Reducing losses along the transmission and distribution process is key to optimize the global energy flow. Eventually energy storage systems will become the backbone of the electrical era.