SOURCE: Infineon Technologies North America Corp.

January 22, 2008 12:52 ET

Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. Selects Infineon Technologies OmniTune™ TUA6045 IC for Digital Car Television Tuner

NEUBIBERG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Infineon Technologies AG (FRANKFURT: IFX) (NYSE: IFX), a leading supplier of analog and digital tuner ICs, today announced that Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. has selected Infineon's OmniTune™ TUA6045 RF Tuner IC for their digital car television tuner.

"The OmniTune TUA6045 is a compact and highly advanced RF Tuner with proven quality and capabilities," said Mr. Masashi Yasuda of Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. "The device made it possible for us to develop a high performance RF Tuner for mobile TV reception in automotive applications. This solution will enable people to enjoy a better quality of life with TV services while on the move in the car."

"We are very pleased to have our OmniTune TUA6045 selected by Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. and proud that our product was able to successfully pass the severe testing criteria of Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd.," said Giuseppe Calarco, Vice President, Communication Solutions Business Group and General Manager of the TV Receivers Product Line of Infineon. "This success, especially in the quality driven Japanese market, is a result of our leading technological expertise and the close relations with our customers."

Infineon Technologies has already started shipment of the TUA6045 to Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd. for production of their digital car television tuner. The TUA6045 provides a high quality TV signal to the demodulator and decoder that enables Panasonic Electronic Devices Co., Ltd.'s System to provide a clear and sharp picture to the display of their car entertainment system.

About the OmniTune™ TUA6045

The OmniTune TUA6045 is an advanced RF Tuner IC requiring a minimum supply voltage of only 3.3 V without compromise to its RF performance. Operating at only 3.3 V compared to the traditional 5V corresponds to a greater than 30% less energy consumption compared to leading products in the market and perfectly fits into Infineon's strategic decision to offer semiconductor and system solutions, addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, communications and security.

The OmniTune RF IC is the world's first RF-Tuner to incorporate a mixer-oscillator function and an IF AGC amplifier with a digitally programmable phase locked loop (PLL) for use in portable TV tuners. Both analog and digital standards for all terrestrial and cable applications are supported.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, communications, and security. In the 2007 fiscal year (ending September), the company reported sales of Euro 7.7 billion (including Qimonda sales of Euro 3.6 billion) with approximately 43,000 employees worldwide (including approximately 13,500 Qimonda employees). With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the U.S. from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX).

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