comment on this article

Infineon ships two billionth sensor chip

Infineon ships two billionth sensor chip
Infineon ships two billionth sensor chip

Infineon Technologies has shipped its two billionth sensor, a figure it believes puts it among the world's leading providers of semiconductor based magnetic sensors and pressure sensors.

Specialising in automotive and industrial applications, the company claims it is one of the few manufacturers whose sensor chips are represented in virtually all of the estimated 80 sensor applications in a vehicle. It delivers around four out of some 20 magnetic and pressure sensors deployed on average in every new vehicle produced.

For pressure sensors used in side airbag systems and magnetic sensors used for wheel speed measurement in anti lock braking systems, the company enjoys market shares of around 50%.

"One of our key areas in sensor innovation is the combination of the sensing element with signal processing on one piece of silicon, thus making our sensors increasingly more reliable," said Frank Findeis, marketing director, integrated sensors at Infineon. "In conjunction with our wealth of experience and high level of quality, this makes us the sensor partner of choice for automotive and industrial electronics."

Author
Simon Fogg

Comment on this article


This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read...

What you think about this article:


Add your comments

Name
 
Email
 
Comments
 

Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Less pain, more gain

One of the most exciting moments in an engineering project is when hardware ...

Powering EV change

More well known car brands are introducing electric vehicles and plug in ...

Change based testing

A major cause of software bugs is inefficient and incomplete testing. This ...

What is EMC testing?

Testing of products under EU guidelines to ensure they don't either pollute the ...

Demystifying EMC

Rohde & Schwarz is offering a free one day seminar on 12 January 2015 at ...

Front end protection

Alan demonstrates an innovative solution to address protection requirements and ...

Rory Read, CEO, AMD

When Rory Read joined AMD in 2011 it was a company in trouble, but he has led ...