Munich The Munich chip group Infineon and the Chinese contract manufacturer Foxconn are working together on the topic of electromobility. Both companies have signed a memorandum of understanding relating to the use of silicon carbide semiconductors for electric cars, Infineon announced on Tuesday.
It is also planned to open a research center in Taiwan, which will focus on the optimization of applications in the vehicle. This includes driver assistance systems, but also battery management or inverters.
Foxconn is best known as a producer of iPhones from the US manufacturer Apple, but has massively expanded its business with electromobility in recent years. The company is the world’s most important contract manufacturer for electronics and hopes to expand this business area.
Silicon carbide semiconductors are more expensive and more difficult to manufacture than conventional silicon chips, but more powerful when it comes to fast charging of electric cars, for example.
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