Memberships and partnerships

Infineon is involved in numerous industry associations and standardization organizations and other memberships and partnerships in order to promote dialogue and to achieve strategic objectives and unify the voice of the semiconductor industry.

In 2022, Infineon participated in more than 20 industry associations globally with expenditures over 2 million EUR. The three largest contributions fall into the following contribution categories and were paid to:

  • European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA, Europe): €100.000 – €200.000
  • Federation of Austrian Industries (IV, Austria): €250.000 – €350.000 
  • German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI, Germany): €250.000 – €350.000

List of industry associations, standardization organizations and other memberships and partnerships

› 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA)

› 5G Automotive Association (5GAA)

› 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA)

› Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE)

› Association representing the Smart Security Industry (EUROSMART)

› Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC)

› CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC)

› Charter of Trust

› China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA)

› European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA)

› Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM)

› Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) › German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

› German Electro and Digital Industry Association (ZVEI)

› Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)

› Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA)

› Quantum Technology & Application Consortium (QUTAC)

› SEMI (formerly: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International)

› U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

› Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)

› Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

› AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR)

› Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG)

› Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA)


› European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)

› European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

› European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

› FiRa Consortium

› German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE (DKE)

› German Institute for Standardization (DIN)

› Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry (JEDEC)

› International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

› International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

› Mobile Industry Processor Interface Alliance (MIPI)

› Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum

› Open-Radio Access Network (O-RAN)

› Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG)

› Trusted Computing Group (TCG)

› USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF)

› Platform Industry 4.0 › RE100

› Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)

› Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI)

› United Nations Global Compact

Climate-related public policy activities

Public Policy approach

The formulated goals can only be achieved through the holistic cooperation of the entire organization. Therefore, Infineon follows a Paris-aligned lobbying strategy. This approach is structured by five principles, which guide our political engagement.

Our Board sets the Business Conduct Guidelines as a guide for the day-to-day behavior and the business-related actions and decisions. To safeguard accountability, we conduct our political engagement alongside the established global rules.

Our public policy engagement is strictly aligned with our Business Conduct Guidelines and is centered around the long-term high-growth trends Decarbonization and Digitalization. All direct activities are reviewed and monitored to ensure a Paris-aligned lobbying approach. The principles of our direct lobbying activities apply in the same way to our engagement in trade associations. Therefore, we aim to establish a framework to ensure the alignment of climate change policy positions of trade associations and our own positioning.

Compliance with the law is the prime obligation for us at all times and all places in the world. Lawful behavior always has absolute priority. This applies even if an individual believes this behavior may be counterproductive or may not support their business or financial goals. Our integrity is a valuable asset. Therefore, our ethical standards have to go even beyond legal requirements: We only promise what we are able to deliver – and we live up to our promises.

 Our solutions enable a “net-zero” economy. Therefore, sustainability has always been about more than just compliance with rules and regulations for our company. Back in 2004, Infineon was one of the first semiconductor companies to join the UN Global Compact. Since then, its Ten Principles have constituted one of the main foundations of our commitment to being a socially responsible company.

We regularly report on our memberships in trade associations. Here, we actively disclose the largest contributions.

Trade associations

To achieve strategic objectives and unify the voice of the semiconductor industry, Infineon participates in various trade associations. We aim to drive the implementation of a framework for addressing misalignments between climate change policy positions of trade associations and our own climate position. This framework will focus on trade associations exceeding an annual membership fee of 100.000€. Here, we distinguish between three forms of alignment in regards of climate change policy positions.

Call for action

We are only at the beginning of the far-reaching economic and social transformation driven by the megatrends of decarbonization and digitalization. At Infineon, we see global challenges such as the transition of energy supplies, more efficient resource management, and clean and intelligent mobility as a great opportunity. Semiconductors play a crucial role in the transition to a sustainable society and economy. Regulatory measures need to create the framework for a sustainable and climate-friendly economy supporting this transition:

  • Promote microelectronics and power electronics in particular as enablers of a sustainable global energy industry
  • Accelerate expansion of renewables to drive electrification of various sectors
  • Create reliable relief regulations and safe investment conditions to safeguard the global competitive strength of climate-friendly companies
  • Implement a stricter and more coherent CO2 pricing system (e.g. tradable emission certificates)
  • Enable technologically neutral research and development in pursuit of the most efficient solutions for emissions reduction
  • Establish and support competitive markets for innovative and green technology solutions
  • Accelerate the digitalization of industry and the use of artificial intelligence to quickly leverage untapped energy efficiency potentials