Infineon has Maintained Its Leadership for Ten Years in the

Neubiberg, Germany, Monday, December 02, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) 
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) remained the world's leading
supplier of power semiconductors – for the tenth time in a row. This was the
result of a study by the North American market research institute IHS Inc. In an
overall declining market Infineon held a market share of 11.8 percent compared
with 12 percent in the previous year, the survey concludes. The company's number
two competitor Toshiba had a market share of 7.1 percent, followed by Mitsubishi
with 6.9 percent. It is notable that Infineon's lead over its second-place
competitor increased from 3.8 to 4.7 percentage points in a year-on-year
comparison. During the 2012 study period, the market volume for power
semiconductors dropped by nearly 16 percent to US Dollar 15 billion. 
"Power semiconductors are an indispensable part of everyday life. This market is
highly significant for us and we have increased our lead over our competitors,"
says Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon Technologies AG. "We will do everything
possible to defend our leading role with product innovations and system
solutions." Due to its many years of experience and extensive understanding of
highly diverse customer applications, Infineon can offer products, solutions and
services that enable customers to be faster and more successful than with the
products of competitors.  
Power semiconductors for high energy efficiency 
Power semiconductors are primarily needed whenever electrical energy is
converted or when electrical equipment, machines and systems are controlled. In
cars, they are used in the drive train, convenience electronics (electric
windows) and safety systems (power-assisted steering etc.). In addition, neither
a hybrid nor an electric car could move without these components. Power
semiconductors are an important part of the electronic control system in all
types of drives. They are also used to control motors in high-speed trains,
regional trains and last but not least, trains used for suburban and
metropolitan public transportation. Additional fields of application include
wind power and photovoltaic plants, server power supplies, notebooks,
smartphones, tablet computers, consumer electronics and mobile infrastructure as
well as light management systems. 
Depending on the application, power semiconductors are available as discretes,
connected as modules or constructed as stacks. They control and convert
electrical current in areas ranging from only a few watts to many megawatts. The
power components that continually take physics to its limits need very little
current themselves but ensure greater energy efficiency in the widest range of
applications. 
About Infineon 
Infineon Technologies AG , Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system
solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy
efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2013 fiscal year (ending September
30), the Company reported sales of Euro 3.84 billion with close to 26,700
employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker
symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International
Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). 
Further information is available at www.infineon.com 
This news release is available online at www.infineon.com/press 
Media contact details 
Fabian Schiffer - Worldwide Headquarters,
Infineon Technologies AG,
+49 89 234 25869,
fabian.schiffer@infineon.com 
Chi Kang David Ong - Asia,
Infineon Technologies AG,
+65 6876 3070,
david.ong@infineon.com 
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