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Infineon (IFNNY) Unveils New Voltage Regulator Solutions

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Infineon Technologies AG (IFNNY - Free Report) recently unveiled new voltage regulator solutions. The high-current enabled portfolio is aimed at accelerating performance of advanced compute chips utilized in 5G data communication applications and artificial intelligence (AI) servers.

The offerings include XDPE132G5C and IR35223 multi-phase configurable pulse-width modulator (PWM) controllers. Infineon’s latest DC-DC voltage regulators (VR) featuring high phase count enable CPUs, GPUs, ASICs, FPGAs and other advanced data center chips to support high data workloads in a secure, efficient and cost-effective manner.

Features in Detail

It is to be noted that XDPE132G5C features 16 phases and comes in a compact 7 mm x 7 mm package with 56-pin QFN.

The controller is capable of supporting high-current levels of around 1000 A, when combined with the latest high-efficiency power package, TDA21475.

TDA21475 power stage features an exposed top which enables removal of excess heat. This functionality provides “optimal VR phase count and footprint” to the system.

Further, TDA21475 safeguards XDPE132G5C controller from overcurrent and overvoltage discrepancies. This enables the power package to provide accurate temperature and other related information to accelerate the performance of XDPE132G5C controller.

The company also rolled out IR35223 PWM controller featuring 10 phases. It comes in a 6 mm x 6 mm package with 48-pin QFN package. It supports current levels of up to 500 A.

Both XDPE132G5C and IR35223 offer switching frequency of up to 2 megahertz (MHz). Notably, the latest solutions are “available on request.”

What Investors Should Know?

Growing allegiance of edge computing, emerging connected systems, accelerated deployment of 5G and advanced AI applications, calls for robust architecture to support high-speed data transfer. This is where Infineon’s latest multi-phase configurable PWM controllers come in handy.

In fact, with the revamped controller portfolio, Infineon intends to target GPU and CPU processors compliant with AMD’s SVI2 voltage regulator specifications, AVSBus’ ASIC processors, and other Ethernet routing and switching ASSPs, to name a few.

The incremental adoption of the new offerings is likely to trigger Power Management & Multimarket segment revenues, favoring top-line growth. Moreover, the segment is benefiting from shift toward digital from analog control of power supply in the server market.

Notably, in the first-quarter of fiscal 2019, PMM contributed 31% to total revenues, advancing 13% on a year-over-year basis to €617 million.

The fact that the expanded controller portfolio provides support to high current specifications which accelerates high-end AI and 5G applications, amplifies growth prospects of the latest offerings.

Per ResearchAndMarkets data, worldwide DC-DC converter market is envisioned to reach approximately $4 billion by 2023. On the heels of robust features of the new solutions, we believe Infineon is well poised to capitalize on the robust growth prospects.

To Conclude

Infineon is benefiting from robust adoption of photovoltaic appliances and sturdy traction business, and AC/DC conversion solutions.

However, the company’s requirement of large capital investments to maintain a competitive cost position is an overhang on margin expansion.

Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider

Infineon currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Some better-ranked stocks in the broader technology sector include Cadence Design Systems, Inc (CDNS - Free Report) , Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS - Free Report) and Symantec Corporation (SYMC - Free Report) , each sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Long-term earnings growth rate for Cadence, Synopsys and Symantec is pegged at 12%, 10% and 7.9%, respectively.

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