May 10, 2012
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
Joint news release by Infineon Technologies and Fuji
Neubiberg and Nuremberg, Germany and Tokyo, Japan - May 9,
2012 - Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and the chip manufacturer
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) serve the
automotive industry by extending the supplier base for
power modules deployed in automotive hybrid and electrical
vehicles (HEV). Today at the PCIM Europe trade show
(Nuremberg, Germany, May 8-10, 2012) the two companies
announced their agreement on a joint common footprint for
automotive IGBT power modules using the Infineon
HybridPACKTM 2 power module. In response to the need for
supply security for HEV power modules, Infineon and Fuji
agreed on the size of the module, the position of pin-outs,
the use of the pin-finned copper base plate and on other
mechanical features. The agreement comprises a HybridPACK 2
module, the FS800R07A2E3 module featuring 650V/800A.
"With the world-wide requirements for saving fossil fuel
and increasing kilometer-per-liter, the demand for hybrid
and electric vehicles will increase further. A reliable
dual-source supplier base of power module will be an
important foundation for supporting the automotive industry
to expand the lineup and the production of hybrid and
electric vehicles," said Toru Hosen, President of the Power
Semiconductors division at Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
"This agreement also enables us to expand our product
"In its ambition to make cars clean, safe and affordable
Infineon developed power modules to enable the use of
hybrid and electrical motors in all vehicle classes," said
Jochen Hanebeck, President of the Automotive division at
Infineon Technologies AG. "The combination of our four
decades of experience in power electronics and car
electronics has resulted in our highly compact and reliable
HybridPACK power modules. We are proud to serve the
automotive industry with this agreement that caters for a
reliable dual-source supplier base."
The HybridPACK 2 modules of Infineon are available in
high-volume. Fuji plans to have power modules with
HybridPACK 2 footprint available as of 2013.
About Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
Fuji Electric is a global company with businesses focused
on electric power, industrial systems solutions and public
and industrial infrastructure. The company applies its
superior expertise to the manufacture and selection of
prime components for these major industrial areas, such as
steam turbine generators for power generation plants. In
addition, the company provides power semiconductors that
are indispensable in the reduction of energy consumption in
industrial machines, home appliances, automotive
electronics, and magnetic discs used in PC disc devices.
Fuji Electric also provides products closely linked to
daily lifestyles, such as vending machines. Moving forward,
Fuji Electric strives to expand its business in energy and
the environmental technologies by fusing and strengthening
its core technologies. Please refer to the following Web
site for further information regarding Fuji Electric:
Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor
and system solutions addressing three central challenges to
energy efficiency ,
mobility , and
security . In the 2011 fiscal year (ending September
30), the company reported sales of Euro 4 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.
Editorial contacts at Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.:
Power Module Planning Dept.