Infineon Technologies Announces Design Win; Delphi Automotive Systems Selects Award-Winning 32-bit Automotive Controller ICs

May 15, 2001 | Market News

Munich, Germany – May 15, 2001 – Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX) today announced that it will supply Delphi Automotive Systems (NYSE: DPH) with microcontroller integrated circuits (ICs) for use in advanced automotive electronics systems. Delphi, a world leader in mobile electronics, transportation components and systems technology, selected the Infineon TC1775 engine management controller for a new system design, and the two companies also will cooperate in the definition of future automotive microcontrollers based on the TriCore™ Unified Processor architecture.

The TC1775, winner of the prestigious Innovation of the Year Award from EDN Magazine in the Microprocessors/Microcontrollers category for 2001, is a powerful, 32-bit microcontroller designed specifically to meet the demanding operating and performance requirements of advanced automobiles. Delphi’s selection of the chip reinforces Infineon’s position as a leading supplier of ICs for automotive applications, ranging from smart power devices to high-end microcontrollers.

“It is exciting to expand our strong working relationship with a world leading automotive systems company like Delphi,” said Robert LeFort, vice president of sales and marketing for Infineon Technologies North America Corp. “Delphi’s commitment to develop new systems using TriCore-based microcontrollers will help set a new standard for automotive applications. We look forward to working with Delphi to create new products that assure the world’s love affair with automobiles will continue.“

About the TriCore Architecture

Introduced by Infineon in 1998, the TriCore Unified Processor architecture is designed to seamlessly execute both microcontroller and digital signal processing tasks, providing distinct performance advantages in embedded system applications. The architecture is especially suited for applications demanding real-time performance, such as automotive and industrial control. It provides system designers with programming advantages while reducing system memory requirements up to 30 percent, which helps to save total cost or to support added capability without increasing cost.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in the wired and wireless communications markets, for security systems and smartcards, for the automotive and industrial sectors, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2000 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 7.28 billion with about 29,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at

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