IEEE Selects Seoul Semiconductor as the World’s Top Patent Power Company for Two Years in a Row

Seoul Semiconductor has announced on 23rd of December that the company has been recognized for its intellectual clout in semiconductor manufacturing. According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), among the companies which manufacture LED components only, Seoul Semiconductor was the only one to be selected in the 2013 Semiconductor Manufacturing Patent Power Ranking. Seoul Semiconductor was also selected in the same category in 2012.


The patent power scorecards by IEEE for each industrial section are based on the evaluation of the patent portfolios of more than 5000 leading commercial enterprises, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies worldwide. It takes into account not only the size of the organizations patent portfolios but also the quality of their patents with regards to the growth index, impact of the patents, originality, and general applicability of the patents.


Seoul Semiconductor has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing and invests more than 15% of its annual revenue to LED research and development. On an average Seoul Semiconductor applies for more than 600 patents every year. Currently, the company holds more than 11,000 LED patents, including patents in core LED technologies such as Acrich, Acrich MJT, nPola, TV Direct Backlight Technology, UV, and many more. Seoul Semiconductor's extensive patent portfolio in LED technology includes epitaxial growth, fabrication, packaging, and system application of LED technology.


Dr. Nam Ki-Bum, head director of the R&D center said "Seoul Semiconductor has focused on developing its proprietary technologies in LED lighting for the past twenty three years.” He added “As Seoul Semiconductor continues to innovate and introduce new and exciting products for the LED industry it also respects the intellectual property rights of other companies."


2013 IEEE Semiconductor Manufacturing Patent Power Ranking: Top 20
1: Digital Optics (US)
2: Samsung Electronics (KR)
3: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (JP)
4: SanDisk (US)
5: Foxconn (CN)
6: Intel (US)
7: Tessera Technologies (US)
8: Micron Technology (US)
9: Broadcom (US)
10: Marvell Technology (Bermuda)
11: Nanosolar (US)
12: SunPower (US)
13: Rambus (US)
14: Seoul Semiconductor (KR)
15: Intermolecular (US)
16: Texas Instruments (US)
17: STATS ChipPac (Singapore)
18: OEwaves (US)
19: Tilera (US)
20: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TW)

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