Toyota honors Infineon with Zero-Defect Quality Award
Munich, Germany and Tokyo, Japan – April 28, 2016 – The car manufacturer Toyota has awarded Infineon Technologies with its ‘Excellent Quality Award’ for delivering outstanding quality products. “Zero-defect quality products are a prerequisite for safe autonomous driving, for the electric and traditional drivetrain, for safety and data security of leading-edge vehicles,” said Masayuki Takazawa, who heads Quality Management at Infineon Technologies Japan and accepted the award on behalf of the company during today’s ceremony.
This is the eighth time that Toyota’s Hirose Plant has acknowledged Infineon for its outstanding CAN transceiver product quality. CAN transceivers transmit and receive data according to the CAN (Control Area Network) common communication protocol. As key contributors for the data exchange within a car they connect the respective electronic control units (ECUs) in automotive powertrain, body and safety applications. On average, every car produced today uses about 17 CAN transceivers. Infineon has been supplying CAN transceivers for in-vehicle networking for over 15 years to Toyota’s Hirose Plant. There, Toyota develops and manufactures state-of-the-art electronic components for vehicles.
“It is a great honor for Infineon to receive the ‘Excellent Quality Award’ from Toyota Motor Corporation’s Hirose Plant,” said Masayuki Takazawa. “The semiconductors that we supply form the foundation of electric vehicles that will continue to increase in the future. We aim to become the leading supplier in the EV market, and will continue our efforts to satisfy the strict quality standards that are required.”
Infineon’s CAN Solutions
In the future, cars will have more ECUs which will feature an even higher level of functionality. Therefore, the importance of in-vehicle networking devices increases due to the larger quantity of data exchanged between the ECUs. As a result, the automotive industry newly established the CAN FD (Flexible Data rate) protocol for faster CAN communication up to 5Mbit/s and CAN PN (Partial Networking) for improved energy efficiency. Infineon offers a perfect product fit for these new in-vehicle-networking trends. Its AURIX™ microcontroller family supports CAN-FD based on ISO11898-1 and features memory Flash sizes ranging between 0.5MB and 8MB. Also, the CAN FD transceivers TLE7250x and TLE7251x as well as the mid-range SBC (system basis chip) family TLE926x today support CAN FD up to 2Mbit/s, with CAN FD 5Mbit/s products to be available by end of 2016.
Infineon is world’s second largest manufacturer of automotive semiconductors and also ranks number 2 in transceivers for automotive applications.
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2015 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 5.8 billion with some 35,400 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).
Masayuki Takazawa, head of Quality Management at Infineon Technologies JapanTakasawa_Masayuki
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