Infineon ramps power semis for global ventilator production  

April 15, 2020 //By Nick Flaherty
Infineon Technology in Germany is ramping production of power devices used for motor control in ventilator systems to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak
Infineon Technology in Germany is ramping production of power devices used for motor control in ventilator systems to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak

Infineon Technologies is ramping its production of power semiconductors for ventilator makers.

The company already ships around 38m devices into medical equipment. “We are currently experiencing a shift toward medical equipment. Numerous manufacturers are expanding or changing their product focus and asking us for the necessary components in order to quickly meet the special demand,” said Helmut Gassel, Member of the Management Board and CMO at Infineon Technologies.

“We are pleased that we can contribute to support overcoming this crisis with around 38 million power semiconductors for producing medical ventilators. As the global market leader for these components, we are focusing on being able to make these products available on short notice,” he said.

One customer, ResMed in San Diego, is tripling production of its portable non-invasive respirators and invasive ventilator systems.

“ResMed is taking every measure possible worldwide to maximize the production of ventilators, masks, and other respiratory devices. We are looking to double or triple the output of ventilators, and scale up ventilation mask production more than tenfold,” said Mick Farrell, CEO of ResMed

He welcomed the White House Memorandum on Order Under the Defense Production Act Regarding the Purchase of Ventilators signed last week.

“ResMed is pleased to see the White House prioritize access to critical ventilator components, enabling not only ResMed but all industry-leading ventilator manufacturers to speed up both production and delivery of lifesaving devices to patients who need them most,” he said.

“We encourage automakers, aerospace equipment producers, and other non-ventilation manufacturers to help us source or create more of these components and accessories for ventilators, strengthening the supply chain that all ventilator makers are drawing from to help meet this rising global demand and save lives.”

“Infineon’s efforts to quickly provide these semiconductors are truly lifesaving. ResMed and other ventilator producers can only meet the world’s demand for these devices if component manufacturers like Infineon can meet ours.”

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