DENSO Takes a Stake in Infineon Technologies
- Investment in semiconductor product developer will help advance automated driving -
KARIYA, JAPAN, Nov, 26 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO Corporation, the world's second largest mobility supplier, today announced it has taken a stake in Infineon Technologies AG, one of top manufacturer of in-vehicle semiconductor products, to accelerate the development of technology to achieve next-generation vehicle systems such as automated driving. With the investment, Infineon Technologies' advanced semiconductor technologies will be combined with DENSO's in-vehicle technologies and expertise to accelerate the development of new and emerging mobility solutions.
Due to increased functionality of vehicles and advanced electronic control, the demand for semiconductor products is growing exponentially. Next-generation vehicle systems required for widespread automated driving, electrification, and connected cars are continuously becoming more sophisticated and require more advanced technology. To enhance in-vehicle semiconductor product development, DENSO has been collaborating with semiconductor manufacturers, like Infineon Technologies, that have profound expertise in the space.
Founded in 1999, Infineon Technologies creates and manufactures cutting-edge technologies, including microcomputers for control applications, and semiconductor sensors and products for electrified vehicles. The company also has a successful track record in mass production.
DENSO's long-term commitment to mobility, especially in the areas of automated driving, connected cars and electrification, will enhance and accelerate the development of hardware and software-based solutions in the fields of safety and environmental protection. By partnering with Infineon Technologies and other companies both in and out of the automotive industry, DENSO continues to add value to the future of mobility for its customers and for all of society.
DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 221 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company's 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3% of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global.
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