The advent of EV/HEV technology has acted as a catalyst for innovation, leading to an acceleration in applications for power module related patents

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – January 28, 2021 | The last decade has seen EV/HEV applications driving packaging innovation in power electronics and creating new equations to solve for module makers, in particular further downsizing, higher power density, higher reliability and lower cost/higher manufacturability. On top of that, automotive OEMs are asking for highly standardized power[…]

QuantumScape successfully goes public: its patent portfolio gives clues about its R&D developments

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – December 9, 2020 | QuantumScape is an American company founded in 2010, a spin-off from Stanford University. It develops new and advanced energy storage solutions, notably solid-state batteries. Volkswagen and QuantumScape have been collaborating since 2012. Volkswagen started to strengthen their partnership in 2018 by investing $100 million in QuantumScape. It[…]

The last 2 years marked a turning point for RF GaN patenting activity now driven by China and moving on technical issues further down the value chain.

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – November 6, 2020 | The radio frequency (RF) GaN market is experiencing impressive growth, mainly driven by telecom and military applications. Yole Développement predicts a GaN RF market increase from $740 million in 2019 to more than $2 billion in 2025, with a CAGR of 12%. According to market analysts, both[…]

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[…]