Infineon's tire pressure sensor chip wins award from Denso
Infineon wins a supplier award from Denso for its development of a specific tire pressure sensor chip. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors of Infineon support direct systems, where the tire pressure is measured inside the tire and the pressure value is transmitted via RF to the receiving unit of the car. In this regard autolocation means that the system automatically correlates the four received pressure signals with the appropriate four tire positions.
Based on the latest report of the market research company Strategy Analytics, Infineon says it is the foremost non-Japanese supplier of automotive semiconductors in the Japanese market, with a market share of 3.8 percent. Globally, Infineon ranks number two in automotive semiconductors, with a 10 percent share of a market worth about US $23 billion in 2011. In Europe, Infineon currently has a market share of 14.7 percent.