Infineon and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering to partner on developing ship electrification technology

Infineon Technologies AG and HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. (HD KSOE) have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a first step towards jointly developing emerging applications for the electrification of marine engines and machinery using energy-efficient power semiconductor technology.

HD KSOE, a marine pioneer and global leader in ship building, is already focusing on creating eco-friendly decarbonized ship technology that uses electricity and hydrogen. The company will now cooperate with Infineon to create innovative power solutions for propulsion drive technology, a core element for ship electrification. For modern maritime applications power semiconductors are a key factor in guaranteeing a precise control of multiple power modules, such as large-capacity propulsion drives.

Infineon will provide HD KSOE with technical assistance and mentoring in semiconductor power modules and system solutions, as well as share information on new semiconductor trends for marine applications. With the partnership HD KSOE aims to enhance reliability and performance of marine vessels’ propulsion drive technology contributing to environmental sustainability through the electrification of ships.