STMicroelectronics acquires an RF front-end module supplier: a look at SOMOS Semiconductor’s patent portfolio

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – October 26, 2020 | On October 16, 2020, STMicroelectronics announced the acquisition of a French fabless company, SOMOS Semiconductor (“SOMOS”), specialized in RF power amplifiers (PA) and RF front-end modules (FEM) based on the mainstream complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology (Press release). The acquisition is expected to strengthen STMicroelectronics’ position in[…]

Aledia benefits from a strong patent portfolio on GaN-on-Silicon nanowire LEDs to address the LED display market

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – September 14, 2020 | Aledia was spun off from Cea-Leti in 2011 to develop a disruptive 3D LED technology based on the standard 200-mm Si platform, which would shrink the cost per chip in comparison with the conventional 2D LED technology. Earlier this year, the startup announced its plan to build a[…]

Biofidelity, the UK start-up about to revolutionise amplification-based cancer diagnostics

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – August 31, 2020 | Biofidelity recently announced that it has raised $12 million, completing its Series A financing. The company disclosed that the series A investors are BlueYard Capital, Longwall Ventures and Agilent Technologies. Biofidelity is, above all, focused on developing non-small cell lung cancer detection assays that surpass the performance of[…]

Microneedle patch in the race for COVID-19 vaccine

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – August 24, 2020 | The race to find a COVID-19 vaccine has highlighted several microneedle technologies for their advantages over common parenteral injections. Microneedles have shown immense potential, since they can efficiently, painlessly and safely deliver a vaccine through the skin. Microneedles reach the underlying dermis and epidermis, rich in antigen presenting[…]