Infineon Technologies: Supermicro partners with Infineon on green computing, leverages Infineon’s highly efficient power phases to reduce data center energy use

MUNICH, Germany – October 17, 2022 – The new dimension of digitization is massive and global data volumes will multiply exponentially in the future with video streaming, virtual conferencing, cloud services, cryptocurrencies, and many other digital applications. Experts estimate a 146-fold increase in data in just 15 years. According to the US International Trade Commission [1], 175 zettabytes (175,000,000,000,000 bytes) of data are expected to be reached as early as 2025. Currently, about 8000 data centers process, store, and network these huge amounts of data. In addition to performance and safety, improving energy efficiency is critical to its profitability and sustainability.

To meet and enable these requirements Decarbonizing data centers, Super Micro Computer (Nasdaq: SMCI), a comprehensive IT solutions provider for Cloud, AI/ML, Storage, and 5G/Edge, is collaborating with Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX/OTCQX: IFNNY) by selecting its high-efficiency semiconductor products. Conductors for power phases. “When developing our green computing platforms, we choose key vendors who share our focus on energy efficiency to reduce energy consumption,” said Manhtien Phan, Vice President, Server Technology, Supermicro. “By using Supermicro solutions and Infineon technologies, you can reduce system power consumption, reducing overall data center power usage, and reducing impact on the environment.”

“Data center cooling is responsible for a significant portion of power consumption,” said Adam White, Head of Power & Sensor Systems at Infineon. “The energy-efficient TDA21490 and TDA21535 power stages are ideal for data centers to reduce heat dissipation.” “These semiconductors provide high-temperature tolerance and excellent reliability to enable free air cooling for the server to further improve the energy efficiency of the client data center and deliver greater energy efficiency.”

A measure of power efficiency (PUE) divides the total power delivered to the data center by the actual power consumed by the IT device. The ideal PUE value is 1.0, which means that all the power required for the data center is in the actual computing hardware, not in overhead costs such as cooling or power conversion. According to recent research [2]IT and data center managers report an average annual PUE of 1.57 in their largest data center, indicating scope to improve uncontrolled cooling and energy costs, along with reducing CO2 2 Effects.

Supermicro’s green computing platform can greatly improve PUE. Specifically, the Supermicro MicroBlade® family provides the best server density for a variety of processors, up to 112 x 1-socket Atom® nodes, 56 x 1-socket Xeon® nodes, and 28 x 2-socket Xeon® nodes in 6U. This can be easily deployed at scale and delivered in bulk with its data center-friendly features and designs, including free-air cooling and battery backup power (BBP®). MicroBlade can provide up to 86 percent energy efficiency improvement and 56 percent density improvement over standard 1U-mount servers.

The MicroBlade server uses Infineon™ OptiMOS™ integrated power stages TDA21490 And the TDA21535. The TDA21490 enables robust and reliable voltage regulator design for high-performance xPUs, ASICs, and SoCs used in server, memory, AI, and networking applications. The device delivers best-in-class efficiency with OptiMOS energy saving modules in a thermally efficient package. Quiet low current motor enables deep sleep mode for increased efficiency in light loads, and provides excellent current monitoring that dramatically improves system performance. Combined with the powerful OptiMOS MOSFET technology, the TDA21490’s comprehensive fault protection feature enhances the system’s durability and reliability.

The TDA21535 incorporates a low-current, synchronous gate IC in a combined package with high and low-side MOSFET, and an active diode structure that achieves low forward voltage values ​​of the forward diode (V sd) similar to a Schottky diaphragm diode with very little reverse recovery charge. The TDA21535’s internal MOSFET current measurement algorithm with temperature compensation achieves superior current measurement accuracy compared to best-in-class controller-based DC impedance measurement methods. Operating at a switching frequency of up to 1.5MHz enables high-performance transient response and allows output inductance and capacitance to be reduced while maintaining industry-leading efficiency.

[1]Data centers around the worldUS International Trade Commission, May 2021

[2]Data Center Annual Average Energy Use (PUE) Worldwide 2007-2021“Statista Research Department, Jul 21, 2022

About Super Micro Computer

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), a leader in innovation in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is the premiere provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for data center, cloud computing, enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC, and embedded systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions available on the market. More information is available at www.supermicro.com

More information on Infineon’s contribution to energy efficiency: www.infineon.com/green-energy

Infineon makes the Internet of Things work

Microelectronics is at the core of all IoT solutions. Each device supports Infineon sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, communication modules and safety components. The company is a comprehensive technology partner for achieving smart, energy-efficient, and secure IoT applications with development boards, evaluation kits, and design tools to support manufacturers. More information on Infineon’s contribution to the Internet of Things: www.infineon.io.

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