According to a report released by the Semiconductor Trade Statistics Association (WSTS) in November 2017, the semiconductor market grew significantly in 2017, with a scale of more than $ 409 billion, a record high in seven years. At the same time, WSTS predicts that global semiconductor sales in 2018 will exceed USD 437 billion, an increase of 7.0% annually, and is expected to continue to a record high. In China, the growth of the semiconductor market has kept pace with the global growth rate of more than 19%. Policies, financial support and innovative applications have become the main force driving China's semiconductor growth. Let ’s take a look at the related content with the editor of the automotive electronics.
In fiscal 2017, Infineon's performance continued to grow. The Group's global revenue reached 7.063 billion euros, an increase of 9% compared to last year, and a profit margin of 17.1%. Despite the impact of the weaker U.S. dollar, we achieved earlier than expected mid-term profit targets raised at the beginning of fiscal 2017. Infineon has a broad base of growth. In addition to electric vehicles, driver assistance systems and renewable energy, the industrial applications business is also the backbone of the company's further growth, including drives for increasingly automated production machinery and robots. This intelligent "core" of Infineon is making people's lives more convenient, safer and environmentally friendly.
The outstanding performance of FY2017 is as follows:
First, Infineon continues to increase productivity and expand production capacity. The 300mm thin wafer capacity expansion at the Dresden plant in Germany played a key role. As of the end of 2017, Infineon has been equipped with up to 30% of clean rooms and tools. The increase in productivity brought by this will significantly reduce the manufacturing cost per chip.
Second, Infineon attaches great importance to technology research and development. In fiscal 2017, we focused on new technologies based on compound semiconductors and expanded our portfolio of silicon carbide and gallium nitride products, especially our first revenue in silicon carbide MOSFET products. This breakthrough in key technologies lays the foundation for continued success .
Third, Infineon further implemented the strategy from "product thinking to system understanding". By understanding the customer's system and market requirements, combined with its own expertise in the semiconductor field, it provides customers with the ideal system solution. For example, Infineon and XMOS, based in Bristol, UK, launched a new set of solutions to achieve better intelligent speech recognition. The strategic cooperation between the two sides has helped Infineon strengthen its position in this field. In addition, for small and medium-sized motors for industrial equipment and household appliances, Infineon has launched the second-generation digital motor controller platform iMOTION ™ development kit. The kit comes standard with software, which greatly shortens the time to market and improves product reliability.
Fourth, Infineon continues to innovate. In fiscal 2017, we successfully implemented the first implementation of a new generation of post-quantum encryption technology (PQC) on a commercially available contactless security chip, which means that Infineon is in a high position in the field of encryption that can counter quantum computing capabilities. At the same time, we actively participate in the development and standardization process to meet the security challenges that may be faced when the quantum computer emerges, and to achieve a smooth transition from today's security protocols to the new generation of PQC.
Looking back at fiscal 2017, Infineon continued to maintain its leadership in power semiconductors and smart card chips, and ranked second in the global automotive semiconductor market.
ATV's fiscal 2017 revenue reached 2.889 billion euros, which contributed 42% of the group's revenue. According to the data of StrategyAnalytics as of April 2017, with a market share of 10.7%, Infineon ranks second in the global automotive semiconductor market.
In the future, with the popularization of driver assistance systems, the market demand for Infineon radar sensors and AURIX ™ microcontrollers will increase. At the same time, driven by the two major trends of electric vehicles and autonomous driving, and the substantial increase in the number of plug-in hybrid or pure electric vehicles, the Automotive Electronics Division will continue to maintain higher-than-group average revenue growth.
Industrial Power Control Division (IPC) revenue in fiscal 2017 reached 1.206 billion euros, and the large increase in revenue came from the field of household appliances. In addition, thanks to China's new wind farms and solar power plants, the Chinese government supports the substantial expansion of wind and solar power, and renewable energy has become the second largest factor in revenue growth. According to IHSMarkit data as of August 2017, with a market share of 26.6%, Infineon ranks in the global IGBT power semiconductor market.
In the next few years, with the development and utilization of renewable energy in various countries, especially China, and continuous investment in the photovoltaic field, the Industrial Power Control Division will continue to benefit and its business will continue to grow.
Power management and diversified market division (PMM) revenue in fiscal 2017 reached 2.148 billion euros. According to IHSMarkit data as of August 2017, with a market share of 26.4%, the global MOSFET market (including modules up to 900 volts). The reason why we can maintain a high position in the market for a long time is due to our large energy efficiency and power density, and to provide one-stop solutions.
The digital wave that has swept the world involves many aspects. The power management and multi-market division has expertise in the fields of energy efficiency, high-speed data transmission and human-computer interaction. We develop key components for mobile devices, such as MEMS-based (micro-electromechanical systems) silicon microphones. With the introduction of emerging 5G standards, the market's demand for cellular infrastructure components will continue to increase, which will drive the continued growth of business unit revenue.
Smart Card and Security Division (CCS) revenue in fiscal 2017 reached 708 million euros. According to IHSMarkit data as of July 2017, with a market share of 24.8%, Infineon ranks first in the global smart card chip market.
财 In fiscal 2017, the development results of eSIM solutions excited the smart card and security division. This solution is mainly used in eCall emergency call applications in automobiles. According to regulations, starting in March 2018, all new cars produced in Europe must be equipped with the emergency call function. Once this regulation gains more government support, Infineon's eSIM solution will face sharply increasing market demand. In addition, IT security is critical to the future of connected cars. Infineon's expertise in the field of IT security and safety controllers will ensure a secure car architecture and secure data transmission, enabling connected cars to drive safely.
Looking ahead, Infineon will continue to focus on key growth markets, continue to innovate, and continue to make breakthroughs in the fields of silicon carbide and gallium nitride technology to further expand its product portfolio and realize advanced technologies and products such as electric vehicles, Successful applications in emerging fields such as renewable energy and the Internet of Things. Infineon Global CEO Dr. PlossReinhard said at the annual summary meeting, "In fiscal 2018, Infineon will maintain sustainable and healthy development. It is expected that revenue will increase by about 9% year-on-year. If the dollar strengthens, we can achieve double-digit Growth. "Committed to sustainable growth and achieving" win-win with China "
Infineon is committed to being a company that grows sustainably. In today's fast-changing era, we insist on innovation and share value and common development with the Chinese market and partners. Based on the Chinese market, Infineon actively promotes the "win-win situation with China" strategy in four areas: assisting "Made in China 2025", paying attention to and supporting China's emerging industries, helping local enterprises to go global, and building a local ecosystem.
落 In order to implement the “Assisting‘ Made in China 2025 ’” project, Infineon has created a triangular business model based on the current development of global intelligent manufacturing and the current status of Chinese manufacturing. On the one hand, Chinese manufacturers are welcome to visit Infineon's Wuxi Smart Factory to share global successful experiences with manufacturing companies in various forms, including cooperation projects with Tongfu Microelectronics and Jinbangda's smart manufacturing management; , Production system equipment, solutions, integrators and China's first-class universities to provide intelligent manufacturing management standards and consulting services for manufacturing companies. The two partners provide implementation services to work together to help China's manufacturing industry carry out an active and effective transformation and upgrade.
In 2017, it helped the “Made in China 2025” achieve a lot of staged results. In April, under the witness of the Wuxi High-tech Zone Government, the "Infineon Wuxi Intelligent Manufacturing Capability Innovation Center" was officially established, aiming to make full use of the advantages of Infineon's German Industry 4.0 to promote the construction of smart factories and help local manufacturing The industry is moving towards intelligent transformation and upgrading. In May, Infineon and Tongfu Microelectronics Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement on intelligent manufacturing to help improve Tongfu Microelectronics' manufacturing capabilities and productivity. In September, Infineon kept non-stop and signed a strategic cooperation agreement on smart manufacturing with Jinbangda Co., Ltd. to help Jinbangda improve the integration of existing multi-systems from the architecture, and further improve Jinbangda's intelligent operation level. In October, the "White Paper on Intelligent Manufacturing Management (2017 Edition)" jointly written by Xi'an Jiaotong University and Infineon was officially released, which will provide China and manufacturing companies with a guide to intelligent manufacturing management standards, and promote the German Industry 4.0 experience from the semiconductor industry to more Manufacturer company.
Infineon continues to pay attention to and support China's emerging industries. Following the establishment of the “Smart Home Interconnected Security Open Lab” with Midea, Huawei Consumer BG, Tencent, and China Electronics Standardization Institute last year, we are on our way to explore emerging markets. Take another step. In March 2017, the cooperation between Infineon and Midea incubated the results-a smart WiFi module suitable for safe smart home appliances. With the advantages of the open laboratory, both parties are currently working on the development of smart door locks based on hardware security. Infineon will assist Midea in passing the BCTC device safety certification test, allowing smart door locks to enter millions of households and protect users' homes. Safety. In addition to actively cooperating with industry manufacturers, Infineon also participated in China's first IoT Open Lab project and was invited to become one of the first strategic partners of the "China · Fuzhou IoT Open Lab", demonstrating the integration of adaptive roadside The eluminocity smart street lamp with multiple functions, such as lighting system and electric vehicle charging pile, shows the future-oriented smart city life scene.
As a multinational company with multiple offices around the world, Infineon has accumulated market channels, management experience and a converged corporate culture in different regions. In China, we rely on global resources to help local companies go global. In 2017, Infineon conducted interactive exchanges with Koboda Technology Co., Ltd. and Goldwind Technology Co., Ltd., organized activities such as inspections of Wuxi's smart factories and knowledge sharing sessions, and provided information on supply chain management, financial management, and technical product certification. To share Infineon's management experience, improve the management level of customers, help customers expand their global business and achieve greater business success. In China, Infineon maintains close cooperation with local, higher education institutions, customers and partners, and is committed to promoting the automotive electronics ecosystem and wisdom.