Infineon Technologies and Fairchild Semiconductor Enter Into Compatibility Agreement for Power MOSFETs
Neubiberg, Germany – April 22, 2010 – Infineon Technologies and Fairchild Semiconductor today announced a packaging partnership for their power MOSFETs in the Infineon PowerStage 3x3 or Fairchild MLP 3x3 (Power33™) packages.
The compatibility agreement is in response to the need for supply security while balancing the drive towards best-in-class efficiency and thermal performance in DC-DC conversion. It takes advantage of the expertise both companies offer for asymmetric, dual and single MOSFETs for DC-DC applications from 3A to 20A.
"Standardizing power packages benefits our customers as we minimize the amount of ‘unique’ packages available in the market place, while offering solutions that enhance performance levels in smaller form factors than the previous generations," said Richard Kuncic, director and product line manager Low Voltage MOSFETs at Infineon Technologies.
“Fairchild and Infineon have standardized the pin-out and have complementing performance levels, offering customers two sources for their high efficiency design needs in the computing, telecom and server markets," said John Bendel, Fairchild’s senior vice president of Low Voltage Products. “This package alignment is staged to deliver performance leading products in a multi-source, industry standard package.”
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2009 fiscal year (ending September), the company reported sales of Euro 3.03 billion with approximately 25,650 employees worldwide. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. 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).