20 March 2023
Infineon providing CoolSiC MOSFETs for Infinitum’s air-core motor drive
Infineon Technologies AG of Munich, Germany is joining forces with Infinitum of Round Rock, TX, USA, creator of the sustainable air-core motor. Infineon will provide silicon carbide CoolSiC MOSFETs and other key semiconductor components that contribute to the Infinitum motor system’s precise motor control, optimal power and energy savings.
The Infinitum Aircore EC motor for commercial and industrial applications is being showcased at Infineon’s booth #932 at the 38th annual Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC 2023) in Orlando, FL, USA (19–23 March). The motor uses Infinitum’s patented air-core motor design, which replaces the heavy iron used in traditional motors with a lightweight printed circuit board (PCB). It is reckoned that the firm’s motors are 50% smaller and lighter, 10% more efficient and use 66% less copper than traditional motors.
“Infineon is a leading provider of silicon carbide chips and embedded technologies that can greatly contribute to Infinitum motor system’s value-added features from an energy, carbon footprint and performance standpoint,” comments Infinitum’s president Rick Tewell. “We are excited to team with Infineon on our continued collaboration. The company helps us bring innovative new breakthroughs to our customers in the industrial sector,” he adds.
“Infineon and Infinitum are two companies with the same mission to drive decarbonization, with greater efficiency in motor control and less waste in hardware for industrial applications,” says Michael Williams, director of product marketing for Infineon’s Industrial Power Control Division. “With our proven SiC and semiconductor technologies, we are helping Infinitum deliver more precise motor control for better power and energy savings.”