With the trouncing of the San Francisco 49ers by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, it is fair to say that Infineon Technologies had a much better week than the Niners. After all, Infineon used Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers’ home, to host its annual OktoberTech event.
OktoberTech is conducted in several cities globally. Infineon uses the event to show off its expansive portfolio of ingredient semiconductor solutions that often appear in automobiles, industrial power control products, power and sensor systems, and secure connected offerings.
Given Levi’s Stadium’s reputation as one of the most energy-efficient and sustainable arenas in the National Football League, Infineon specifically chose the venue to host OktoberTech to promote its decarbonization and digitalization themes that permeate its product offerings.
Infineon is not a lightweight in the technology space. As of September 2021, the company employed more than 50,000 employees globally and reported revenues of 11.06 billion euros, or approximately US$10.9 billion.
As articulated by Infineon’s North America President, Bob LeFort, OktoberTech is an appealing vehicle to show off its solutions catalog in a friendly and casual atmosphere and encourage spirited discourse with the event’s attendees and the company’s partners.
The OktoberTech moniker pays homage to the company’s German heritage. Headquartered in Neubiberg, Germany, in 1999, Infineon was spun off from its former parent company, Siemens AG.
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Many of the executive presentations delivered at the event highlighted the company’s efforts to fight global warming. Thematically, the 30 product demos showcased tied directly or indirectly to mitigating the impact of carbon emissions and optimizing electrical energy utilization.
Infineon’s mission is bolstered by its legacy of success in several high-profile market categories. The company reports a nearly 20% share in the industrial electronics space, 15% in microcontrollers, 44% in sensor technology, and 25% in security-based products.
Infineon Automotive Solutions
Several of the demos showcased at the OktoberTech event involved automotive capabilities. For example, Infineon’s microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphone technology was shown in collaboration with Cerence, a specialist in AI, at the event