Infineon teams with Framework to launch an upgradeable, customizable, repairable laptop with advanced USB-C connectivity

Jan 31, 2024 | Market News

Munich, Germany and San Francisco, CA, USA – 31 January 2024 – The issue of e-waste and disposable laptops has become a growing concern for many consumers looking for more sustainable options for their technology products. In response, Framework Computer Inc., in collaboration with Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), has recently launched their latest product, the Framework Laptop 16. This laptop is the first consumer product to support 180 W and 240 W USB-C, thanks in large part to the use of the highly integrated dual/single port USB-C PD controller with Extended Power Range (EPR) support, EZ-PD™ CCG8.

“The EZ-PD CCG8 has enabled immense flexibility, not only supporting the latest USB-PD 3.1 standard, but also making our unique Expansion Card system possible, allowing end user customization of ports.” said Nirav Patel, Founder and CEO of Framework. “Decarbonization is a goal we work towards every day at Infineon. I am very delighted that thanks to our solution, Framework offers a product to its customers which is not only high-performing but also supports a greener tomorrow.” said Ganesh Subramaniam, Senior Vice President of Wired Connectivity Solutions at Infineon.

The EZ-PD CCG8 is a USB Type-C controller. It is dual/single-port and complies with the latest USB Type-C and Power Delivery specifications. The controller includes discrete N-channel field effect transistor (NFET) gate driver with fault protection and slew rate. It offers a 32-bit, 48 MHz Arm ® Cortex ®-M0 Plus processor and integrates a Type-C transceiver with R p, R d, and dead battery R d termination. These features provide a complete USB Type-C and USB PD port control solution. The EZ-PD CCG8 simplifies the design process for engineers. It is an excellent choice for advanced connectivity solutions in PCs, notebooks, and other devices.


The EZ-PD CCG8 is available now. More information is available at

About Framework Computer Inc.

Framework is a company that is dedicated to reducing electronic waste by designing and producing repairable laptops rather than sealed and disposable ones. The company achieves this by building laptops with modular components that can be easily replaced and upgraded, extending their lifespan and reducing e-waste. Alongside the laptops' repairability, Framework also meets customers' high design standards by prioritizing slim, light, and aesthetically pleasing designs. By creating both sustainable and functional laptops, Framework is pioneering a new model for the laptop industry- one that meets contemporary environmental and consumer needs. This is a significant development for the tech industry and a positive step towards a more sustainable future.

More information on the Framework Laptop 16 is available at

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG is a global semiconductor leader in power systems and IoT. Infineon drives decarbonization and digitalization with its products and solutions. The company has around 58,600 employees worldwide and generated revenue of about €16.3 billion in the 2023 fiscal year (ending 30 September). Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the OTCQX International over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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  • The Framework Laptop 16 is the first consumer product to support 180 W and 240 W USB-C, thanks in large part to the use of Infineon’s EZ-PD™ CCG8.
    The Framework Laptop 16 is the first consumer product to support 180 W and 240 W USB-C, thanks in large part to the use of Infineon’s EZ-PD™ CCG8.

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