Customer Story: How Jama Software Helps Infineon Manage Complex Product Development

October 21, 2020 Jama Software

Complex Product Development

Founded in 1999 as a spin-off of Siemens AG, German semiconductor manufacturer, Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer, and greener. Ranking among the top 10% most sustainable companies in the world, Infineon is a leading player in automotive, digital security systems, power and sensor systems, and industrial power control.

In the 2020 fiscal year, the company, based in Neubiberg, Germany, reported sales of around €10 billion with about 47,400 total employees worldwide.

Infineon is dedicated to delivering zero defects regarding committed functionality, reliability, time, volume and cost, and has pledged to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2030. Semiconductor and system solutions from Infineon make our world easier, safer and greener – with technology that achieves more, consumes less, and is accessible to everyone.

In this customer story, we examine how Jama Software helps Infineon manage complex product development subject to regulatory compliance and increase efficiency. This blog post is an abbreviated version of the customer story. Read the full story to find out how Infineon’s shift from a document-based approach to a more modern requirements management solution resulted in better management of complex product development, systemic handling of requirements, improved collaboration, and more efficient functional safety standard compliance.

Top Challenges Infineon Experienced with Complex Product Development

Infineon’s product portfolio scales from single-transistor products to the most complex system-on-chips involving several globally dispersed teams who author, read, and interact with thousands of requirement items across several hierarchies.

The top challenges the organization faced included:

  • Keeping the overview on ever-increasing product complexities and avoid requirements misunderstandings
  • Providing compliance without compromising time-to-market goals
  • Manual document versioning makes review cycles and alignment difficult
  • Improving the review & sign-off process, making it an integral part of the requirement management system
  • Need for enhanced reuse capabilities
  • Exchanging requirements information with customers and suppliers
  • Overcoming the scaling limits of a document-centric approach

Seeking a Modern Solution to Enable Efficient Requirement Management

Infineon was looking to transition from a document-centric approach to a modern, database-centric requirements management solution.

By deploying Jama Connect, Infineon product development teams have adopted a more efficient working style to manage complexity, increase collaboration across teams, and improve transparency.

Jama Connect helped Infineon shift from a document-based approach to a more modern requirements management solution enabling newfound product development efficiencies around complexities, communication, reviews, and compliance.

The complex products that Infineon teams build require large amounts of data to be used from a central source, by teams distributed over different locations. With Jama Connect, Infineon is also able to collaborate with teams outside their organization and exchange requirements to ensure functional safety standards are met throughout the product development lifecycle.

“By using Jama to manage our requirements-related information over the product development cycle, our R&D engineers increase their daily efficiency and simultaneously contribute to the current digital transformation. Jama’s good usability won over our development teams.” Pierre Nury Technical Lead Requirements Management Methodologies


To learn more about Infineon’s shift from a document-based approach to a more modern requirements management solution, download the full customer story now!

 

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