27 Jan '15, 12pm

Infineon takes the lead in auto semiconductors

According to HIS, the fastest growing segments in the overall automotive semiconductor are hybrid electric drivetrains, telematics, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). For the period from 2013 to 2018, the market researcher predicts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20%, 19% and 18% respectively for these market segments. Infineon has a strong presence in powertrain, chassis and safety as well as body and convenience domains. Plus, the increased electrification n vehicles spurred the demand for power management solutions. All these factors together helped Infineon to pass from its position as the number 2 automotive chip vendor to the pole position. A major demand driver is the emission-avoidance legislation which in turn favours sales of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Such a vehicle demands ten times more semiconductors content in the powertrain than co...

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