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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."

Simon Fogg

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