The car manufacturer Toyota has awarded Infineon Technologies with its ‘Best Quality Award’. Yasuaki Mori, President of Infineon Technologies Japan, accepted the award on behalf of Infineon during today’s ceremony at the Toyota Hirose Plant.“Zero-defect products for in-vehicle communication ofInfineon support the automotive megatrends autonomous driving, electric mobility, connectivity, and security,” said Mori. The ‘Best Quality Award’ is presented to suppliers for achieving zero defects for three years running. Infineon was acknowledged for delivering CAN transceivers of outstanding quality.

Within over 15 years of CAN transceiver shipments, thisis already the ninth time that Toyota’s Hirose Plant has awarded Infineon for its excellent product quality.
“It is a great honor for Infineon to receive the ‘Best Quality Award’ from the Toyota Hirose Plant,” said Yasuaki Mori. “As a world-leading automotive semiconductor manufacturer we will continue our efforts to satisfy the strict quality standards of the car industry.”

CAN transceivers are key for in-vehicle data communication

Today, around 60 electronic control units (ECUs) communicate with each other in vehicles via the Controller Area Network (CAN).Transmitting and receiving data, CAN transceivers are key contributors for the communication within a car. They connect the respective ECUs in automotive powertrain, body and safety applications.The need for in-vehicle communication is growing, asfuture cars will be equipped with more comfort and automation. They will have more ECUs with aneven higher level of functionality. As a result, the average number of CAN transceivers in a vehicle should rise to more than 20 within the next five years – from an average of17 CAN transceivers today.

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