Infineon and GF extend long-term agreement with focus on automotive microcontrollers

Press release, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0


Infineon Technologies AG and GlobalFoundries (GF) announced a new multi-year agreement on the supply of Infineon's AURIX™ TC3x 40 nanometer automotive microcontrollers as well as power management and connectivity solutions. The additional capacity will contribute to secure Infineon's business growth from 2024 through 2030.

Infineon and GF have collaborated since 2013 to develop differentiated automotive, industrial, and security semiconductor technology and products. At the center of this collaboration is a highly reliable embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) technology solution that is well suited for enabling mission-critical automotive applications while meeting the stringent safety and security requirements for next-generation vehicle systems. Infineon's flagship microcontroller family AURIX drives the transition in the industry towards autonomous, connected, and electrified vehicles.

"With this long-term agreement, Infineon further strengthens the supply of semiconductor solutions that are driving decarbonization and digitalization," said Rutger Wijburg, Chief Operations Officer of Infineon. "As demand continues to accelerate for automotive applications, our goal is to deliver high-quality microcontrollers with enhanced connectivity and advanced safety and security. Our AURIX microcontrollers are a key ingredient for dependable electronics as we move towards a world with all-electric, all-connected, user-centric, autonomous cars."

"Today's announcement secures Infineon as a key long-term customer across multiple geographies, particularly in Europe where the automotive industry has been an important contributor to innovation and economic growth. This underscores the criticality of a global manufacturing footprint that enables us to partner with our customers to meet their capacity needs, where they need it," said Niels Anderskouv, Chief Business Officer of GF. "Our collaboration with Infineon delivers differentiation and innovation in automotive spanning two continents, and this long-term agreement provides Infineon with additional manufacturing for a more resilient supply chain."

GF recently also announced a strategic partnership with Amkor Technology in Europe at Amkor's plant in Porto, Portugal. The new partnership between the two companies will enable the first comprehensive EU supply chain - from semiconductor wafer production at GF to OSAT services at Amkor. To facilitate this collaboration, GF is transferring its 300mm Bump (12-inch bump, CuP, and plated bump) and Sort lines from its Dresden site to Amkor's IATF 16949-certified Porto plant to establish the first at-scale back-end facility in Europe.