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Companies join forces on train electronics, target China and India

Wed, 10/12/2011 - 1:20am
ECN Europe

Infineon and Bombardier have entered into a strategic partnership in the field of drive electronics for advanced rail vehicles. Infineon will supply semiconductors to Bombardier for the next five years.

These power semiconductors enable energy-efficient control of electric motors in locomotives, high-speed trains, underground and urban railways. Infineon will ensure supplies by reserving manufacturing capacity for Bombardier. Bombardier will contribute towards the investment costs required. The two companies will join forces in developing the drive electronics for trains with a view to optimising the energy efficiency and reliability.

“Our new generations of IGBT modules are designed to meet the challenging application requirements posed by deployment in advanced trains and metro rail systems. In partnering with the experts of Bombardier Transportation, we aim to raise the energy efficiency and reliability of the drive electronics yet further,” says Arunjai Mittal, Division President of the Industrial & Multimarket Division at Infineon Technologies.

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