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Industrial Innovation: Semiconductors (Memory Chips)

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

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.

70,495Total Patents

53,020 Grants

42,603 Applications

The Semiconductors (Memory Chips) Industry has a grant to application ratio of 1.245, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 0.804 patent applications.

Semiconductor – Memory Chips

Geographic Breakdown

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.

TOP 3 Countries

  • USA
    USA

    USA is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 43,432 patents.

  • Taiwan
    Taiwan

    Taiwan comes in 2nd with a total of 5,961patents.

  • WIPO(PCT)
    WIPO(PCT)

    WIPO(PCT) rounds up the top 3 with a total of 4,799 patents.

Key Technologies

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.

NEC Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and important patents in this industry.

Rank Patent Title
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

Main Companies

This shows the top companies in this industry based on their patent output, providing an approximation of each their innovation rate.

Main Companies

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