Neubiberg, Germany—Infineon Technologies has acquired one hundred percent of Primarion, Inc. to further strengthen its activities in the power management arena.
"Infineon will now be positioned to set the benchmark in system density, efficiency and control by combining the performance of Primarion's digitally controlled power-management devices with Infineon's leading power semiconductors portfolio," said Peter Bauer, member of the management board and head of Infineon's Automotive, Industrial and Multimarket Business Group. "The addition of Primarion helps accelerate our access to the potential growth in the digital power segment by providing advanced system solutions for our customers. This investment is also a great complement to our power management activities based out of Villach in Austria."
In concentrating particularly on digital power supply ICs, Infineon cited a December 2007 report by market analyst iSupply, which calls for an annual growth rate of 50 percent in digital power out to 2011. Infineon will continue to focus on three key areas of business: energy efficiency, communications, and security. The company previously announced its intention to address these areas both through acquisitions and investment in organic growth.