Silicon Carbide (SiC) patents support the emergence of a complete domestic supply chain in China

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – January 20, 2021 | Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices hold great promise as the electric vehicle (EV) market gets better and better, with forecasts announcing a double-digit annual growth rate for the next decade. Indeed, most EV makers are integrating or evaluating the use of SiC power devices in different EV systems[…]

Will Japanese companies win the race on solid-state batteries? Here’s what the patents tell us

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – November 15, 2021 | Driven by the rush to get electrical vehicles with greater autonomy and power, R&D developments in the battery field are constantly increasing and multiplying. 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[…]

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[…]

Sanan Optoelectronics: A new entrant reshuffling the cards in the global SiC patent landscape and in the Chinese SiC power device market

SOPHIA-ANTIPOLIS, France – October 1, 2020 | China’s largest LED chip maker, Sanan Optoelectronics, is accelerating its strategy to become a leading silicon carbide (SiC) device supplier, anticipating a take-off in demand from the Chinese automotive market over the next decade. Indeed, the project of a mega-fab in Changsha (Hunan, China) that could handle every[…]