Infineon Again Global Leader in Power Semiconductors
Neubiberg, Germany – October 10, 2012 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is global market leader in power semiconductors for the ninth consecutive year. According to the most recent report from IMS Research (an IHS company), Infineon held an 11.9 percent share of the total US Dollar 17.6 billion market for power semiconductors, in 2011.
With a growth rate of nearly 21 percent, Infineon revenue in the segment grew faster than the 8.3 percent growth of the power semiconductors market. Also among the top 3 suppliers in 2011 were Mitsubishi with a market share of 8.3 percent and Toshiba with 6.6 percent. In 2010, Infineon held 10.7 percent of the total market of US Dollar 16.2 billion.
”Already today about 30 percent of the electricity consumed worldwide could be saved through the consistent use of semiconductors. Innovation by Infineon is key to enabling this level in industrial, automotive and consumer applications,” says Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG. ”We are continuously researching new materials for power semiconductors, such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride, and developing advanced processes such as 300-millimeter thin wafer technology for power semiconductors, to reinforce our leadership role in technology and manufacturing.”
One reason demand for Infineon power semiconductors could be in for more rapid growth lies in the essential role they have to play in the shift toward renewable energy sources. The value of the semiconductors installed per megawatt of capacity in renewable generation systems is an order of magnitude higher than the equivalent figure for conventional technologies. A conventional power station with 1,000 to 1,500 megawatts contains around Euro 250,000 worth of semiconductors, for example, whereas a wind farm of the same capacity contains semiconductors worth around Euro 7.5 million.
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Further information about IMS Research is available at www.imsresearch.com. Further information about power semiconductor products and Silicon Carbide products of Infineon is available at www.infineon.com/power and at www.infineon.com/sic
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2011 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.0 billion with close to 26,000 employees worldwide. 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). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.
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