Infineon's startup cooperation program
Become an Inno.Wafer and benefit from a close cooperation

Together we make things happen

Innovation is part of Infineon‘s DNA. We walk the talk - together with startups we drive tomorrow‘s solutions. Our products address global challenges such as climate change, urbanization, demographic change and digital transformation.

Beyond being innovative within a company, co-innovation with the right partners is critical to business success – for both, startups and industrial partners.

Startups have the ability and freedom to think outside the box – this is a key asset in the digital transformation. As an established company and technology leader, Infineon can support startups in different ways: with microelectronics equipment and capabilities, space for creativity and networking, industrialization know-how, bring-to-market expertise and a strong global customer network. Finally, as a global manufacturing company, we have highly interesting challenges for you to solve!

Become part of our startup cooperation program Inno.Wafer: The wafer is the symbol for the semiconductor industry. However, the innovations we are looking for go far beyond pure semiconductor technology. They are about the applications that you can build with our products, the software that complements them or the process efficiency that we can gain as a global corporation.

Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO Infineon, about the importance of a close cooperation with startups

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"When you bring two areas of competencies together, you may create much more than when you are going alone."

Why cooperate with Infineon?

We aspire to cooperate with startups in the following areas

  • Hardware based solutions: Infineon develops best-in-class sensors, power electronics, microcontrollers and security solutions for a broad range of areas as e.g. automotive, consumer & industrial products and energy distribution infrastructure. We seek startups that develop new hardware products that can leverage the unique capabilities of our products.
  • Semiconductor technology: Semiconductors is our core business. Are you a startup that works on technologies that enable next-generation semiconductors, e.g. GaN/SiC semiconductors, MEMS, or other innovative technologies?
  • Embedded Software: Next generation smart devices leverage an optimized combination of hardware and software. Infineon seeks startups that develop software which combined with our products enable new features.
  • Advanced productivity: Infineon has a global network of semiconductor fabs and a complex supply chain. Startups with solutions that improve the productivity and efficiency of our operations are in focus. Startups in this area ideally have already a first product on the market.

Check out how we will work together

Basic criteria:

  • Your startup aims for a scalable business model, based on a wholly-owned or licensed intellectual property?
  • Your startup is a legal entity (Inc., LLP, GmbH, etc.) from any country, that is majority-owned by its individual founders and its venture capital investors? Your startup has a full-time management and development team?
  • It’s a match! Together we will drive tomorrow‘s solutions.

Partnering:

  • Close collaboration: In case your startup is in our focus, we will together define a first project (duration usually 3 to 6 months) with the goal to evaluate and test your solution in our environment or in combination with our own products.
  • Next level: After successful completion of the project, we will define next steps to grow the business relationship.
  • Innovation network: We will actively invite you to network with Infineon decision makers and other startup partners we work with.

You are a startup and interested in working with Infineon?

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