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Infineon Extends Lead in Power Semiconductor Market

According to Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany, it is the market leader in power semiconductors for the twelfth time in a row. Having acquired International Rectifier at the beginning of 2015, Infineon has a 19.2% share of the semiconductor market. According to US market research institute IHS Inc, Infineon and International Rectifier, by way of comparison, had a combined market share in the region of 17.5% in 2013. The firm added that Infineon’s closest competitor has a 7% share of the market.

“Through organic growth and the acquisition of International Rectifier we’ve made our leadership position for power semiconductors even stronger compared to the global competition,” says Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG. “Our leading technology expertise and our system understanding mean we will profit disproportionately from the forecasted growth.”

The company states that it aims to improve lives with technology that is more effective, more efficient and accessible to all. The firm has a strong technology portfolio of over 25,000 patents and patent applications and boasts 20 manufacturing locations in addition to 32 research and development locations.

Infineon has reported the following results during the 2014 period for the market segments that it serves:

•Infineon’s MOSFET market share rose from 26.4 to 27.8%; the second largest competitor in this segment reached 10.5%.
•Infineon grew its share of the discrete IGBT market from 34.7% to 38.5%; its nearest competitor in this segment achieved 14.1%.
•Infineon is the second-ranked player in the IGBT module segment and raised its market share from 21.4% to 23.2%.

The company has also reported that once again it has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2015. In addition to this, Infineon has also been included in both the European and the worldwide index, which means that it has been listed alongside the most sustainable firms in the world for the sixth consecutive year.

Dominik Asam is Chief Financial Officer of Infineon Technologies AC. As part of his role, he bears responsibility for the firm’s considerations regarding sustainability. He said: “We have been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index every year without interruption since 2010. We are very pleased about this recognition and about the positive feedback from those investors, to whom sustainability is of special importance.”