February - 2014 - issue > Cover Feature

Infineon Technologies India: Catering to Energy Efficiency, Mobility & Security Inadequacies

Mewanshwa Kharshiing
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Mewanshwa Kharshiing
India is currently facing massive losses in three main pillars of population monitoring and control namely domestic or industrial energy efficiency, automotive mobility & technology and authentication or identification technology. On a micro perspective, the losses are due to a gamut of outdated and inefficient distribution network for energy, inadequate technology to adhere to increasing vehicular emission norms and outdated infrastructure and technology in the sector of identification, authentication and security. These inadequacies are in part bridged by Infineon Technologies India, a Bangalore-based company that provides semiconductor and system solutions towards energy efficiency, mobility and security. Its offerings are specifically targeted towards automotive, industrial electronics, and chip card & security applications. The company is a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, Germany which currently has a market cap of 8.1 billion Euros.

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Infineon's product and offering palette includes an accomplishment which cannot remain un-illuminated as the enterprise plays a pioneer role in the field of power semiconductors as Infineon is the only company in the world to manufacture power semi on 300mm thin wafer. The worldwide consumption of electric energy will almost double from 20.2 trillion kilowatt hours in 2010 to 39 trillion kilowatt hours in 2040. In light of this, Infineon offers a wide range of semiconductors and control ICs with optimized control algorithms to cater to power supply architectures that are designed to suit variety of power classes, application profiles, and efficiency requirements in all load ranges, space and cost.

Apart from energy solutions, the semiconductor and system solutions provider is geared up to provide adequate technology to meet emission norms for two wheeler vehicles in India which is predicted to be enacted in the next two to three years. "This is because there are no existent norms as such for the light motor vehicles in contrast to the Bharat Stage norms followed by four wheeler vehicles which have been enforced by the country's Central Pollution Control Board" says Vinay Shenoy, Managing Director, Infineon Technologies, and India.

The Indian Government is in the foresight to equip 700 million automotive commuting citizens (according to Census General of India) with multipurpose or multi-national ID card has partnered with Infineon as well. ID documents comprising mainly e-passports, identity cards, driving licenses and health insurance equipment; are developed and issued in order to benefit from the transition to chip based cards prevalent in highly populous countries. This will aid government bodies like Ministry of Urban Development to efficiently facilitate the present JNURM project in the country.

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