Micron Technologies has a total of 27,473 granted patents and 18,702 patent applications distributed into 11,401 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Micron Technologies are USA, WIPO(PCT) and South Korea. The main technology areas are semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices, static stores and electric digital data processing.
By showing the geographic breakdown of the company‘s patent portfolio, it is possible to determine the territorial markets that the company is focusing on.
USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 26,008 patents.
WIPO(PCT) comes in 2nd with a total of 1,946 patents.
South Korea rounds up the top 3 with a total of 1,543 patents.
Through grouping the company's patents into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core competence of the company.
The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and core patents in this company's portfolio.
|1||US20110128782A1||REDUCING EFFECTS OF ERASE DISTURB IN A MEMORY DEVICE|
|2||US20110005070A1||DUAL-DAMASCENE BIT LINE STRUCTURES FOR MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES|
|3||US6147395||Method for fabricating a small area of contact between electrodes|
|4||US7010644||Software refreshed memory device and method|
|5||US7019351||Transistor devices, and methods of forming transistor devices and circuit devices|