Infineon Technologies AG (IFAG), Neubiberg, Germany, is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2018 fiscal year (ending 30 September), the Company reported sales of €7.6 billion with about 40,100 employees worldwide.
IFAG offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. The company´s product range includes power semiconductors, discrete semiconductors, silicon sensors and optoelectronic semiconductors as well as microcontrollers and Multi-Cores. Infineon is the No. 2 chip supplier to the automotive industry (Strategy Analytics, April 2019), No. 1 in power semiconductors (IHS Markit, Sep’18) and No. 1 in security applications (ABI Research, Oct’18).
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As a world leader in semiconductor solutions Infineon Technolgies AG develops a highly integrated ASIC with programmable sensor interface to integrate the newly developed biodegradable sensor concepts. Furthermore, a novel biocompatible sensor concept is developed for leaf wetness monitoring. The existing sensor concepts, like CO2 sensor, are optimized for agricultural use cases with focus on green technologies. In cooperation with Fraunhofer ENAS we develop the biodegradable soil moisture sensor. By enabling a cheap and greener sensing, the usage of pesticides and fertilizers can be significantly reduced. Infineon Technologies AG leads work package 5 “Sensor and System Integration” and work package 8 “Project Lead”.