Fairchild Semiconductor and Infineon Technologies Reach License Agreement for Innovative Automotive
04/04/2012

Agreement Provides Designers Reliable Sources for Innovative Package

Online PR News – 04-April-2012 – San Jose, CA – Fairchild Semiconductor and Infineon Technologies Reach License Agreement for Innovative Automotive MOSFET H-PSOF TO-Leadless Packaging Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., and NEUBIBERG, Germany – April 3, 2012 – Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: FCS) and Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced a licensing agreement on Infineon’s advanced automotive MOSFET packaging technology H-PSOF (Heatsink Plastic Small Outline Flat Lead), a JEDEC standard TO-Leadless (TO-LL) package (MO-299).

The package is designed for use in high-current automotive applications, including battery management for hybrid vehicles, Electric Power Steering (EPS), active alternators and other heavy load electrical systems. The TO-Leadless package is the first package enabling current capabilities of 300A. It also offers significant benefits in terms of board space compared to the current D2PAK package, with a more than 20 percent smaller as well as 50 percent lower package height.

Automotive electronics companies developing new start-stop systems, electric power steering, battery management and active alternators to address higher efficiency and lower emission mandates seek innovative solutions, but must also minimize the risk that comes with products available only from one supplier. To ensure a reliable supply, Fairchild and Infineon entered into this agreement in order to bring the leading-edge TO-Leadless MOSFET solution to the automotive market while also minimizing the risk associated with single-supplier sourcing.

Fairchild will deploy the TO-Leadless power package technology with its latest MOSFET technologies and expects to sample the first MOSFETs in TO-Leadless packages in second half of 2012, with production devices available in mid-2013.

“Building on a long history serving the automotive industry, Fairchild Semiconductor is leading the way in addressing the power semiconductor needs of today’s automobile manufacturers,” said Marion Limmer, vice president of Fairchild’s Automotive Business Unit. “By deploying this TO-Leadless power package technology, Fairchild is helping designers leverage the latest low resistance MOSFET technologies, further expanding our presence in the automotive market.”

“With this agreement, the automotive industry benefits from a reliable second-source supplier base for a high-current power device that provides many benefits in terms of space, efficiency and performance,” said Jochen Hanebeck, president of the Automotive Division at Infineon Technologies AG. “As a technology leader in automotive power applications, Infineon exploits its technical know-how to provide automotive system suppliers with MOSFETs enabling higher efficiency and performance while also minimizing the risk associated with single supplier sourcing.”

Fairchild Semiconductor works with the world’s leading automakers and system suppliers, creating semiconductor solutions that support a range of automotive applications, including the optimization of power management in modern vehicle architectures, reducing fuel consumption and environmental pollutants.

Further information on the JEDEC standard of the H-PSOF TO-Leadless package under http://www.jedec.org/. Please search for MO-299A.pdf

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About Infineon
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2011 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.0 billion with close to 26,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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