Patent analysis unveils major changes in the power module industry, accelerated by the EV revolution

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – April 30, 2021 | Why investigate the power module intellectual property (IP) landscape in 2021? – As a result of the boom in electric vehicles (EV/HEV applications) and the growing adoption of wide bandgap (WBG) technologies – especially silicon carbide (SiC) – for power electronics applications, the power module industry faces[…]

Northvolt diversifies its patent portfolio with the acquisition of lithium-metal battery start-up Cuberg

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, March 17, 2021 | Northvolt announced the acquisition of Cuberg, specialized in lithium-metal batteries with ionic liquid (press release). This acquisition is expected to give Northvolt an interesting position in terms of intellectual property (IP) and know-how on high energy density lithium-ion batteries. Northvolt is a Swedish battery developer and manufacturer specialized in lithium-ion[…]

Beyond BioNTech and Moderna, will CureVac be the future leader in mRNA vaccines?

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – February 01, 2021 | After three decades of research, mRNA-based vaccines have proven their safety and efficacy. They have finally reached the market, holding the promise to revolutionize the field. In December 2020, the FDA and EMA granted historic authorization to the first mRNA vaccine in the United States and in Europe.[…]

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[…]