Power SiC patent landscape analysis: who is driving the establishment of the SiC industry in South Korea?

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – May 17, 2022 | The Silicon Carbide (SiC) power device market is growing fast, driven by the adoption of SiC technology in EV applications. SiC power device market revenues exceeded $1 billion in 2021 and were generated by companies mainly located in Europe (STMicroelectronics, Infineon), in the US (Wolfspeed, onsemi) and[…]

Japanese companies have dominated the solid-state Li-ion batteries patent landscape but the last 3 years have seen an explosion in Chinese patenting activity, while automakers and numerous pure-play newcomers are entering the game

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – October 21, 2021 | Solid-state lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with inorganic solid electrolytes hold a key position in the booming developments to get safer Li-ion batteries with higher energy density and fast charging capability for electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EV/HEV). In a solid-state battery, the flammable liquid-electrolyte used in conventional Li-ion battery[…]

Major companies have patented variety of solutions to protect their own AiP structures and manufacturing processes. What are the white spaces left? Is the freedom to operate hampered?

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – June 21, 2021 | Smaller, denser, cost efficient and high performances. These are some of the challenges that the RF industry must address to fully exploit 5G. To answer these criteria, all the RF industry has to develop new technologies from the material to the integrator. Packaging makers are also impacted[…]

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[…]