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

Date:   Wednesday , February 05, 2014

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 On a micro perspective, the losses are due to a gamut of outdated and inefficient distribution network for energy, inadequate technology to adhere to increasing vehicular emission norms and outdated infrastructure and technology in the sector of identification, authentication and security.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.

Proactive Steps in Challenging Segments
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.

Aspiring Leader in Semiconductor Segment
Infineon comprises 300 engineers including contracted staff in Bangalore who are a part of the shared vision of this global research and innovation network, who works towards strengthening its position as a world leader in the semiconductor space. The Infineon patent portfolio comprised of nearly 18,650 patent applications at the end of 2013 which is an evidence of Infineon\'s attempt to grow in strength and long term competitiveness worldwide.

Infineon offers a wide range of product suite for its customers including ASIC, Microcontrollers, RF, sensors and wireless control, automotive ICs, chip card and security ICs and many more.

Infineon\'s ASIC and Power IC group bundles technology expertise, extensive IP, system know-how and worldwide partner network to enable its customers to develop and market innovative products and solutions. Its global network of design centers and partners with program management set-up provides custom solutions with ASIC design expertise and local support. These custom solutions help customers optimize system BOM and supporting all required product features enabling customer\'s market success.

Automotive ICs:
The Automotive ICs Motor Drivers are the power bridges meant for all types of motors in automotive and industrial applications from 100mA up to 70A with different sets of features scaled as per users\' needs. The high power DC motor bridges are scalable and flexible solutions with different functional options for all kind of motor drives from 2A DC up to 70A peak currents and are usable in all kinds of application areas. Contrary to this, the smart power motor bridges comprises of low-current DC motor bridge family consisting of a broad variety of bridges designed for use in automotive and industrial applications.

Chip Cards & Security:
Securing data, affording convenience, and building trust are some of the complexities in hardware-based security. Understanding this, Infineon has build security products tailored to each application that offers a wide range of products. This includes my-d contactless memories and Mlfare compatible technology offering basic security levels and extending to the SLE 76 controller family targeted towards SIM mass market. Integrity Guard, a new comprehensive digital security technology from Infineon, features calculation with encrypted data in the CPU itself and error detection over the complete data path including a self-checking dual CPU core.

Infineon along with numerous tools and software partners offer a variety of embedded development tools and software solutions for its customers that support its entire microcontroller families. The XMC4000 microcontrollers based on ARM Cortex M4 are dedicated to industrial applications. The DAVE3, a revolutionary approach to lower SW efforts, helps industrial system developers\' count on a powerful MCU platform for their numerous industrial applications.