Showa Denko: a patent portfolio tailored to its ambitions as a world leader in the SiC wafer market

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – August 27, 2021 | Revenues from the power Silicon Carbide (SiC) device market are expected to exceed $1B for the first time in 2021, and are estimated to rise rapidly over the next few years to reach more than $4B in 2026, according to the latest forecasts announced by market research[…]

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[…]

Allos Semiconductors moving away from power electronics and transferring its patents & know-how to a new entrant in GaN-on-Si technology

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – July 22, 2020 | On July 8th, 2020, Allos Semiconductors disclosed a deal with Azur Space, a company specializing in the development and production of multi-junction solar cells, to sell its GaN RF and power electronics business, in a view to focus on its GaN-on-Si micro LED epiwafer technology for up[…]

Why does II-VI rely on General Electric’s IP to conquer the power SiC markets?

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – July 07, 2020 | As announced earlier this month, optical component and materials maker II-VI has licensed Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology from General Electric with a view to move into power devices and modules. Just like Cree/Wolfspeed and Rohm Group Company (including SiCrystal), the main competitors of II-VI on the SiC wafer[…]