Infineon power semiconductors reduce energy losses in motor controls for pumps in washing machines, dishwashers, heating and cooling systems. They enable power conversion in inductive heating systems like rice cookers or in generating high-voltages for microwave ovens. In 2018, 1/3 of the global home appliances were inverterized by Infineon semiconductor products. This corresponds to an energy saving of 10,752.83 GWh and equals more than 6.2 million tons of CO2 emissions. If all fridges in the world were inverterized by Infineon semiconductors, this would save as much energy as Sweden consumes in a year.
For these kinds of home appliances in particular, Infineon offers a comprehensive portfolio to meet highest efficiency levels. CIPOS™ Intelligent Power Modules are the optimal solution for highly integrated compressor drives whilst discrete solutions are the best choice, whenever the layout flexibility and thermal performance optimization are the major factors. They can all be combined with iMOTION™ products for dedicated motor control. For the auxiliary power supply, the CoolSET™ rounds up our power portfolio by offering increased robustness and performance. Discrete IGBTs designed for induction heating applications, in combination with PSoC™ microcontrollers for system control, AIROC™ Wi-Fi & Combos products, and XENSIV™ sensors enable highly compact, robust, and reliable systems that consume less power and offer a rich user interface.