The Memory Chips section of the Semiconductors industry has a total of 53,020 granted patents and 42,603 patent applications distributed into 31,280 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets are USA, Taiwan and WIPO(PCT). The main technology areas are semiconductor devices; electric solid state devices, static stores and electric digital data processing. The top companies in this industry are MICRON TECHNOLOGY, ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES and MACRONIX.
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 43,432 patents.
Taiwan comes in 2nd with a total of 5,961patents.
WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 4,799 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||US20110128782A1||REDUCING EFFECTS OF ERASE DISTURB IN A MEMORY DEVICE|
|2||US6185630||Device initializing system with programmable array logic configured to cause non-volatile memory to output address and data information to the device in a prescribed sequence|
|3||US20110005070A1||DUAL-DAMASCENE BIT LINE STRUCTURES FOR MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES|
|4||US6675272||Method and apparatus for coordinating memory operations among diversely-located memory components|
|5||US6147395||Method for fabricating a small area of contact between electrodes|
This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.