Patent analysis is a powerful tool for startup identification and valuation in the field of Microfluidics

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – March 12, 2020 | Microfluidics is a very dynamic technological field involving numerous technologies and having numerous applications (e.g. Healthcare, Biotech., the Environment, Microelectronics, etc.), and this domain sees the arrival of numerous startups every year. “Because of their small size and technological diversity, these young companies are hard to identify by[…]

TSMC’s GaN-on-Silicon patents supporting STMicroelectronics’ strategic move towards power GaN adoption in automotive applications

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – February 24, 2020 | As announced earlier this month, STMicroelectronics (ST) will collaborate with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) in order to accelerate the development of GaN technology for power applications, and more specifically for automotive applications (converters and chargers for hybrid and electric vehicles). With this recent manufacturing partnership, STMicroelectronics has[…]

GaN-on-Si: many opportunities are driven by microLED, power electronics and RF electronics

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – January 24, 2020 | “2015-2020 period has shown tremendous and decisive changes within the GaN-on-Si landscape, especially the strategy of players involved” affirms Nicolas Baron, CEO and Co-founder of KnowMade. He adds: “For example, Toshiba’s withdrawal from white LED market and the acquisition of IR by Infineon Technologies in 2015”. OUTLINES: –[…]

Solid-state lighting source: a business opportunity of US$32 billion in 2024

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – September 30, 2019: SSL sources aren’t new technologies. In fact, they’ve existed since the 1960s. However, only in the last 25 years have they started appearing in high-volume applications. Yole Développement (Yole) estimates therefore that the overall SSL source market will grow from US$20.4 billion in 2018 to US$32.3 billion in 2024,[…]

Abcellera’s patent involved in its collaboration with Gilead in infectious disease

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – June 14, 2019: Abcellera’s patent involved in its collaboration with Gilead in infectious disease. AbCellera has announced a partnership with Gilead to discover antibodies for infectious disease. AbCellera will apply its expertise in single-cell screening of natural immune sources to generate rich panels of antibody candidates for evaluation by Gilead. Gilead is[…]

Applied Materials may enter the field of next-generation sequencing

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – May 6, 2019: Nanopore sequencing is one of the next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies believed to be capable of revolutionizing DNA analysis. Nanopore sequencing is performed using an electrical detection method, which generally includes transporting a sample through the nanopore, which is immersed in a conducting fluid, and applying electric potential across the[…]

SiC adoption is accelerating: is the industrial supply chain ready?

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – March 4, 2019: “The 2016-2018 period has been crucial for the whole SiC industry,” asserts Rémi Comyn, PhD., Patent & Technology Analyst at Knowmade, the Technology Intelligence and IP strategy consulting company. “SiC MOSFETs, commercially available for several years, are gaining the confidence of numerous customers and have clearly begun to penetrate[…]