Philips and Robert Bosch Sign Technology Agreement

March 26, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Royal Philips Electronics (San Jose, CA) and the automotive electronics division of Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany) have signed a technology transfer and dual-source agreement to manufacture discrete semiconductors for high-current applications, which will be used for leading-edge power silicon switches in advanced automotive systems.

Under the terms and conditions of the agreement, Philips grants Bosch the rights to manufacture power MOSFETs using the latest generation Trench Power-MOS process from Philips. The license agreement also regulates the cooperation between the two companies with regard to the development and production of the semiconductors.