UMC and Infineon ink sourcing deal

Infineon Technologies announced an agreement with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) to multiply capacity for the production of Infineon automotive microcontroller in order to serve the automotive market.
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The microcontroller product leverages Infineon’s eNVM (embedded non-volatile memories) technology and will be manufactured at UMC’s Singapore fab on its 40nm process.

Microcontrollers are key components controlling a wide range of functions in vehicles, and demand is increasing as cars evolve to become ever greener, safer, and smarter. Infineon is ramping the selling rate of automotive microcontroller to close to one million per day.

“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,” Rutger Wijburg, Chief Operating Officer of Infineon, said.

Jason Wang, Co-President of UMC, said UMC’s shipments of automotive products have tripled since 2019.