Recently, Infineon announced at the 3rd China International Import Expo that it will invest in China to expand the IGBT module production line of its Wuxi factory. After the expansion of the Wuxi plant, it will become one of Infineon’s largest IGBT production bases. Infineon will meet the application needs of the rapidly growing renewable energy, new energy vehicles and other fields with a richer IGBT product line.
It is reported that since 1995, the Chinese market has become an important part of Infineon’s global strategy. Taking Infineon’s Wuxi factory as an example, the number of defects per 1 billion chips is less than 4. In the 2019 fiscal year, Infineon Greater China accounted for 35% of the company’s total global revenue, becoming Infineon’s largest single revenue source region, providing an important driving force for Infineon’s global business development.
In view of the importance of the Chinese market, Infineon has accelerated its layout in China in recent years. In 2018, Infineon established the Greater China region to operate as an independent region; in the same year, Infineon Technology joined hands with SAIC to establish a power semiconductor joint venture in China. ; In November 2019, the new headquarters of Infineon Greater China officially settled in Shanghai Zhangjiang Artificial Intelligence Island; in July this year, Infineon built a new competence center in Shenzhen.
Now, Infineon has once again announced a new investment plan in China. Jochen Hanebeck, Chief Operating Officer of Infineon Technologies, said that the upgrade and expansion of the Wuxi factory will not only further increase Infineon’s production capacity in China, but also help Infineon Consolidate its leadership in the development of the global IGBT business.