MUNICH, GERMANY AND HSINCHU, TAIWAN- Infineon Technologies AG and United Microelectronics Corporation (“UMC”) has announced a long-term strategic cooperation agreement. This is to multiply capacity for the production of Infineon automotive MCU to serve the rapidly expanding automotive market. Further, the high-performance MCU product leverages Infineon’s proprietary eNVM (embedded non-volatile memories) technology. Moreover, it will be manufactured at UMC’s Singapore fab on its 40nm process.
MCU are key components controlling a wide range of functions in vehicles. Moreover, there demand is increasing as cars evolve to become ever greener, safer, and smarter. Already this year, Infineon is ramping the selling rate of automotive microcontroller to close to one million per day.
“With this strategic cooperation agreement, we secure additional long-term capacity to serve Infineon’s customers in the fast-growing automotive market. At the center of this partnership is a highly reliable embedded memory solution well suited for enabling next-generation automotive applications. We are pleased to have UMC as a strategic partner to deliver a reliable supply of high-quality MCU to our customers,” said Rutger Wijburg, Chief Operating Officer of Infineon.
“We are excited that Infineon has chosen UMC to produce its automotive microcontroller product at our Fab 12i in Singapore, a strong endorsement of our manufacturing capability and business commitment. This multi-year supply agreement further strengthens our long-standing partnership with Infineon,” said Jason Wang, Co-President of UMC. “We look forward to deepening our collaborations with world-class automotive leaders such as Infineon.”