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GREAT-Terry
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re: Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
GREAT-Terry   12/2/2010 3:52:10 PM
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I may say automotive electronics are tones more demanding than household stuff. You can afford a deadly failure in the car if the electronics stop working. The power supply for example is crucially important. With long cables, messy noisy environment (especially in EV) and mechanically induced noise, the power supply condition is awful so good and robust power supply design is essential. It seems Infineon is so determined to bet their investment on automotive market. Smart bet!

Code Monkey
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re: Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
Code Monkey   11/29/2010 11:10:55 PM
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Yeah, but the fact that Tesla chose Infineon says something about the conversion efficiency of Infineon's parts. It may apply to other markets, like solar.

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re: Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
goafrit   11/29/2010 5:30:14 AM
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Unless the chip is $300 per one, this is not a great news. How many cars will Tesla sell? I think the news is no news.

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re: Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
eewiz   11/28/2010 7:32:09 PM
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Tesla Motors= 100K Premium Segment EV= not many people buy it = low sales for infineon. So whats the point!

yalanand
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re: Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
yalanand   11/27/2010 9:53:10 PM
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Success of this vehicle will depend on how they will price this vehicle. I hope this will be huge success and thus inturn help reduce carbon emission.

Mark Wehrmeister
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re: Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
Mark Wehrmeister   11/27/2010 6:53:20 AM
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Hopefully Tesla will be able to sell enough of their Model-S to make this worthwhile for Infineon.

chanj0
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re: Infineon supplying power chips to Tesla, says report
chanj0   11/26/2010 7:48:20 PM
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Electric powered vehicle seems like the future transportation. High efficiency of power conversion is going to be important. What's the differences of the characteristic of powering a vehicle vs powering a household appliance? Is there any common area that will drive the R&D of power chip for vehicle to other areas?



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