What is the status of III-N technology?

III-N Patent Watch service – RF Power Market and Technologies , Bulk GaN Substrate Market and Power GaN reports | Yole Group of Companies Sophia Antipolis, France – August 3, 2017: The III-N semiconductor family has attracted significant research attention over the last 25 years, resulting in intensive patenting activity, with a substantial increase during Read more about What is the status of III-N technology?[…]

e-mobility: the new Eldorado for Li-ion batteries

Status of the Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Industry Report – Yole Développement | NMC Lithium-Ion Batteries Patent Landscape Analysis – KnowMade OUTLINES: The rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery market will grow strongly and steadily with a 20% CAGR from 2016 – 2022. E-mobility provides opportunities for players already present in the battery industry, but also from Read more about e-mobility: the new Eldorado for Li-ion batteries[…]

The audio world has stepped into another dimension

Acoustic MEMS and Audio Solutions 2017 – Vesper VM1000 Piezoelectric Microphone – Knowles MEMS Microphones in Apple iPhone 7 Plus Patent-to-Product Mapping 2017 – Reports from Yole Group of Companies OUTLINES: The market for MEMS microphones & ECMs, micro-speakers and audio ICs will be worth US$20 billion in 2022. Microphones, microspeakers and audio ICs are Read more about The audio world has stepped into another dimension[…]

Microfluidics industry: what will trigger the next growth spurt?

“Microfluidic technologies have been around for a while, but only in the last few years have certain applications started benefiting from microfluidic breakthroughs”, comments Technology & Market Analyst, Sébastien Clerc from Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies (1). Indeed, microfluidic technologies have finally found sweet spots and there are already credible options Read more about Microfluidics industry: what will trigger the next growth spurt?[…]

Microfluidics industry consolidation: opportunities and threats

The market for microfluidic-based products is growing sharply. In its Status of the Microfluidics Industry report, Yole Développement values the 2017 market for microfluidic products at a $9B. Microfluidic technologies have finally found sweet spots and there are already credible options for the next upsurge. But there is also consolidation in the industry. All along Read more about Microfluidics industry consolidation: opportunities and threats[…]

The semiconductor industry, an attractive playground for patent trolls

“WiLAN is probably the major threat to semiconductor companies”, announces Nicolas Baron, CEO & co-founder of KnowMade. Indeed, during 2015, this PLC  (or patent troll) acquired lot of patents from semiconductor companies including Infineon Technologies/Qimonda, Freescale and more. The company also filed patent litigations involving these assets several months later. The KnowMade’s patent litigation risk Read more about The semiconductor industry, an attractive playground for patent trolls[…]

What is behind Consumer Physics’ SCiO Spectrometer success?

For a long time, spectral analysis of materials has been limited to academic research. Everyday application of this type of analysis could bring new interactions in areas including food, fitness and medication. Starting with a crowdfunding campaign, and following the path of companies like FLIR, Consumer Physics, which was formerly Verifood Ltd., has created the Read more about What is behind Consumer Physics’ SCiO Spectrometer success?[…]

Fan-out: the most dynamic IP landscape in advanced packaging

In the fast-growing Fan-Out market showing 80% increase between 2015 and 2017 , it is today essential to deeply understand the patent strategies of the key players. The Technology Intelligence & IP  Strategy Company, KnowMade has thoroughly investigated the Fan-Out packaging patent landscape and releases today the new patent landscape analysis titled Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging. Read more about Fan-out: the most dynamic IP landscape in advanced packaging[…]

Microbatteries industry: a strong IP position is essential

The growing demand for new devices applied to IoT, wearable, environmental and implantable sectors is confirmed and directly impacting the development of innovative solutions for microbatteries. “New microbatteries technologies are intimately linked to batteries, microelectronics and nanomaterials fields”, explains KnowMade in its latest report. Indeed new battery technologies, electrodes and electrolytes materials developed for batteries Read more about Microbatteries industry: a strong IP position is essential[…]