RF acoustic wave filters: who has the best IP position to face the 4G to 5G transition?

Extracted from: RF Acoustic Wave Filters: Patent Landscape Analysis report | RF Front End Modules and Components for Cellphones report | Smartphone RF Front-End Module Review – Yole Group of Companies, 2017 OUTLINES: The upcoming 5G communication technology is creating a new order in the communication market. Acoustic wave filter IP dynamics are changing. There[…]

What is the status of III-N technology?

III-N Patent Watch service – RF Power Market and Technologies , Bulk GaN Substrate Market and Power GaN reports | Yole Group of Companies Sophia Antipolis, France – August 3, 2017: The III-N semiconductor family has attracted significant research attention over the last 25 years, resulting in intensive patenting activity, with a substantial increase during[…]

e-mobility: the new Eldorado for Li-ion batteries

Status of the Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Industry Report – Yole Développement | NMC Lithium-Ion Batteries Patent Landscape Analysis – KnowMade OUTLINES: The rechargeable lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery market will grow strongly and steadily with a 20% CAGR from 2016 – 2022. E-mobility provides opportunities for players already present in the battery industry, but also from[…]

The audio world has stepped into another dimension

Acoustic MEMS and Audio Solutions 2017 – Vesper VM1000 Piezoelectric Microphone – Knowles MEMS Microphones in Apple iPhone 7 Plus Patent-to-Product Mapping 2017 – Reports from Yole Group of Companies OUTLINES: The market for MEMS microphones & ECMs, micro-speakers and audio ICs will be worth US$20 billion in 2022. Microphones, microspeakers and audio ICs are[…]

Microfluidics industry: what will trigger the next growth spurt?

“Microfluidic technologies have been around for a while, but only in the last few years have certain applications started benefiting from microfluidic breakthroughs”, comments Technology & Market Analyst, Sébastien Clerc from Yole Développement (Yole), part of Yole Group of Companies (1). Indeed, microfluidic technologies have finally found sweet spots and there are already credible options for[…]

The semiconductor industry, an attractive playground for patent trolls

“WiLAN is probably the major threat to semiconductor companies”, announces Nicolas Baron, CEO & co-founder of KnowMade. Indeed, during 2015, this PLC  (or patent troll) acquired lot of patents from semiconductor companies including Infineon Technologies/Qimonda, Freescale and more. The company also filed patent litigations involving these assets several months later. The KnowMade’s patent litigation risk[…]