Resonant, the missing link that allows Murata to address the high bands of 5G – sub 6GHz

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – May 3, 2022 | In February 2022, Murata and Resonant announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Murata will acquire Resonant for $4.50 per share in cash (see the press release). For years, Knowmade has been monitoring patenting activity related to RF acoustic wave filters through dedicated Quarterly[…]

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 last 2 years marked a turning point for RF GaN patenting activity now driven by China and moving on technical issues further down the value chain.

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – November 6, 2020 | The radio frequency (RF) GaN market is experiencing impressive growth, mainly driven by telecom and military applications. Yole Développement predicts a GaN RF market increase from $740 million in 2019 to more than $2 billion in 2025, with a CAGR of 12%. According to market analysts, both[…]

STMicroelectronics acquires an RF front-end module supplier: a look at SOMOS Semiconductor’s patent portfolio

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France – October 26, 2020 | On October 16, 2020, STMicroelectronics announced the acquisition of a French fabless company, SOMOS Semiconductor (“SOMOS”), specialized in RF power amplifiers (PA) and RF front-end modules (FEM) based on the mainstream complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology (Press release). The acquisition is expected to strengthen STMicroelectronics’ position in[…]