MWS EU 2021 Speaker

Andreas Kopetz

  • Infineon Technologies
  • VP Environmental Sensing
  • Biography

Andreas received his Master of Computer Science from Vienna University of Technology in 2004 and a Master of Engineering Management from Duke University, NC, USA in 2005. He started his career at Infineon in 2005 in the Operations & Supply Chain group covering several positions in USA, Austria and Germany. In 2010 Andreas joined the automotive division as product marketing manager for Electric Drivetrain power modules for hybrid and electric vehicles. Since 2013 he is working in RF & Sensors Systems business line within Infineon’s consumer division. He has been substantially growing Infineon’s MEMS Microphone & MEMS pressure sensor business since then, recently as Director Marketing heading the product marketing and application engineering teams. Since March 2019 he is in charge of the accelerator program for environmental sensing.

  • Presentation

How MEMS-based CO2 Sensors Will Support The New Normal of Air Quality Monitoring and Contribute to Making Our Lives Easier, Safer and Greener

Improved building insulation to increase energy efficiency is not always good for human health. Poor ventilation can result in a build-up of carbon dioxide (CO2) and even moderate levels of CO2 have a negative impact on health and productivity. With the recent pandemic, awareness of indoor air quality is rising, making accurate, affordable monitoring solutions for indoor air quality more important than ever. If we can reliably measure the CO2 level in an indoor space, we can actively manage the risk of virus transmission. Today’s established CO2 sensors limit a widespread adoption for CO2 monitoring due to size, performance and cost constraints. Recent innovations in MEMS based CO2 sensors leveraging photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS) technology overcome these limitations and will set the base for an area wide adoption to measure what matters, making lives easier, safer and greener.

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  • Company Profile

Infineon Technologies

Here at Infineon, we combine entrepreneurial success with responsible action to make life easier, safer and greener. Barely visible, semiconductors have become an indispensable part of everyday life. Ranked one of the global top 10 semiconductor companies, we play a key role in shaping a better future – with microelectronics that link the real and the digital world. Our semiconductors enable efficient energy management, smart mobility, as well as secure, seamless communications in an increasingly connected world.

Infineon designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive and industrial electronics, communication and information technologies, IoT, sensor technology and security. The product range comprises standard components, software, customer-specific solutions for devices and systems, as well as specific components for digital, analogue, and mixed-signal applications.

Product range:

  • Automotive: 32-bit automotive microcontrollers for powertrain, safety and driver assistance systems; 3D ToF sensors; discrete power semiconductors; IGBT modules; magnetic and pressure sensors; memories (NOR Flash, SRAM, nvSRAM, F-RAM); power ICs; radar sensor ICs (77 GHz); SiC diodes, SiC MOSFETs and SiC modules; transceivers (CAN, CAN FD, LIN, Ethernet, FlexRay™); voltage regulators
  • Industrial Power Control: bare die business; discrete IGBTs; driver ICs; IGBT modules (low-power, medium-power, high-power); IGBT module solutions including IGBT stacks; intelligent IGBT modules with integrated control unit, driver and switch; SiC diodes, SiC MOSFETs, SiC modules
  • Power & Sensor Systems: 3D ToF sensors; chips for gas sensors; chips for MEMS microphones; chips for pressure sensors; control ICs for power switches; customized chips (ASICs); discrete low-voltage, mid-voltage and high-voltage power MOSFETs (Si-based); GaN power switches; GPS low-noise amplifier; low-voltage and high-voltage driver ICs; radar sensor ICs (24 GHz, 60 GHz); RF antenna switches; RF power transistors; SiC diodes, SiC MOSFETs; TVS (transient voltage suppressor) diode; USB controller
  • Connected Secure Systems: connectivity solutions (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BLE); embedded security controllers; microcontroller for consumer electronics and industrial applications; security controllers (contact-based, contactless, dual-interface)


Infineon Technologies AG
Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg (near Munich), Germany

Tel: +49 89 234-0

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