Date: 24th Nov 2010
Infineon to source tech to Goldwind for
manufacturing IGBT stacks
Infineon Technologies AG and Xinjiang Goldwind Science
and Technology Co., Ltd. have signed a license agreement
for core components needed in manufacturing of wind turbines.
According to the agreement, Goldwind gains the license
to produce Infineon IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor)
stacks used in converters of MW (Megawatt)-grade wind turbines.
Furthermore, Infineon will supply IGBT stacks to Goldwind.
Introduction of the technology and the subsequent
in-house production will effectively secure supply of the
core converter component, deliver larger cost effectiveness
and strengthen the in-house converter development. This
will enhance competitiveness of our products, said
Wu Gang, board chairman of Goldwind, at todays signing
ceremony. From this partnership, we can learn from
sophisticated process technologies and quality control experience
from Infineon, which is expected to contribute to improvement
of our production management and control.
Goldwinds decision is a great confirmation
for our leading IGBT technology providing best-in-class
energy efficiency, high reliability and robustness,
said Arunjai Mittal, Division President of the Industrial
& Multimarket Division at Infineon Technologies. Power
semiconductors are vital components used in energy generation,
energy distribution and energy conversion applications.