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» NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS New strategic partnership for semiconductor material Infineon signs supply agreement with II-VI for silicon carbide wafers The skyrocketing growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market is driving demand for SiC-based power electronics in EV drivetrains, onboard battery charging units, and charging infrastructure, explained II- VI in a press release Source: II-VI Incorporated Angelique van der Burg, Chief Procurement Officer at Infineon Source: Infineon Infineon Technologies AG has signed a multi-year supply agreement with U.S. optical materials and substrate manufacturer II-VI Incorporated for 150 mm silicon carbide (SiC) wafers. With the agreement, the chipmaker secures further access to the strategic semiconductor material to meet the strong increase in customer demand. As strategic partners, II-VI and Infineon will also collaborate in the transition to 200mm SiC diameter wafers. “SiC compound semiconductors set new standards in power density and efficiency. We are leveraging them to deliver on our strategy of decarbonization and digitalization,” said Angelique van der Burg, Chief Procurement Officer at Infineon. “Infineon is increasing investments in its SiC manufacturing capacity to meet the rapidly growing demand from our customers. We are pleased to add II-VI to our strategic supplier base and grow our business together.” “Infineon, as a market leader in power semiconductors, is an important partner for us,” said Sohail Khan, Executive Vice President, New Ventures & Wide-Bandgap Electronics Technologies at II-VI. “Our highly specialized products are now helping Infineon provide innovative electronic components to key customers worldwide.” Infineon expects its SiC semiconductor sales to grow by more than 60 percent on average per year, reaching approximately billion by mid-decade.; New website for growing product segment ODU launches online offering for mass interconnect interfaces A leading suppliers of connector systems ODU has launched a new website for its mass interconnect interfaces product portfolio. These are now presented on their own website Just as in the development of its ODU-MAC Black-Line mass interconnect interfaces, the company says it wanted to make things as easy as possible for the user with the new website. Thanks to its user friendly design, the technology provider says, anyone who requires information can get to it quickly and efficiently. Contact technology The company’s mass interconnect systems are mainly used for testing printed circuit boards and electronically assembled components. “What is decisive in this regard? Reliable measurements and great flexibility,” the company said in a statement. “Unsurprisingly, ODU‘s contact technology is convincing … due to its high reliability. Equally important is the individual configuration of interfaces, for which the modular connectors are ideally suited.” “It was the next logical step to offer our own mass interconnect interface,” said Tobias Eder, product manager at ODU. Continuous product enhancement To meet the needs of as many applications as possible, ODU says its portfolio is constantly being expanded. The latest extension is a so-called electronics housing, which can be used as an alternative to the adapter. It allows connectors to be attached to the rear panel for individual test requirements. At the same time, the housing protects electronic components and cables. 12 EPP Europe » 11 | 2022

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