Infineon Retains Pole Position in the Power Semiconductor Market and Increases Market Share – Strong Growth in Energy-Efficient Applications and Renewables
Neubiberg, Germany – November 10, 2010 – Infineon Technologies is the global number one in the power semiconductor and module market for the seventh consecutive year. Despite the economically difficult market climate, Infineon even increased its market share in 2009. According to current IMS Research* data, the global market for power semiconductors contracted by 21.5 percent to US Dollar 11 billion in 2009, from US Dollar 14 billion the previous year. In spite of this development, Infineon’s market share increased to 10.7 percent. Infineon maintained its leadership in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) with a market share up 1.3 percentage points to 24.3 percent and in North and South America where it was up 0.4 percentage points to 11.5 percent. In the highly competitive Asian market Infineon’s market share was up 1.1 percentage points to 8.9 percent.
“Electricity is one of the most efficient and safe means for transport and use of energy. Power semiconductors are vital for increasing energy efficiency throughout the electricity supply chain from generation to distribution and finally consumption. Considering constantly rising energy requirements, Infineon’s solutions make a key contribution to securing an efficient energy supply for the world”, said Arunjai Mittal, Division President of the Industrial & Multimarket Division at Infineon Technologies.
Power semiconductors enhance the energy efficiency of power supply in electronic devices. In the field of renewables they are instrumental in feeding as much as possible electric power harnessed from wind or solar radiation into the grid, and for minimizing energy loss in transmission from the place where it is generated to the place where it is consumed.
Further information on Infineon’s product portfolio of power semiconductors and modules is available at: www.infineon.com/power
*Source: IMS Research Study: „The World Market for Power Semiconductor Discretes & Modules“ , July 2010. IMS Research is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry. It offers syndicated market studies, custom research and consultancy services to help its clients better understand markets and shape strategies. The company was founded in 1989, and now has over 100 analysts worldwide with clients in over 50 countries. Further information is available at www.imsresearch.com
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).