The Broad Line Semiconductors Industry has a total of 458,649 granted patents and 702,986 patent applications distributed into 523,607 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are USA, Japan and South Korea. The main technology areas are semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices, electric digital data processing and static stores. The top companies in this industry are FUJITSU, SK HYNIX and INTEL.
By showing the geographic breakdown of the patents in this technology field, it is possible to determine the territorial markets in which the technology field is prominent or which markets have opportunities for development.
USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 286,480 patents.
Japan comes in 2nd with a total of 222,515 patents.
South Korea rounds up the top 3 with a total of 115,832 patents.
Through grouping the patents in the technology field into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core technology areas of this field.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.
|1||US20110272823A1||THROUGH SUBSTRATE VIAS|
|3||KR101351170B1||CAMERA APPLICATIONS IN A HANDHELD DEVICE|
|4||US20110128787A1||RIPPLE PROGRAMMING OF MEMORY CELLS IN A NONVOLATILE MEMORY|
|5||US8982880||Communication path switching for mobile devices|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.