IEEE recognizes Seoul Semiconductor as top Patent Power Company for second year in a row

Dec. 27, 2013
Date Announced: 27 Dec 2013 - Seoul Semiconductor has focused on developing its proprietary technologies in LED lighting for the past twenty three years.- Seoul Semiconductor selected again as the only LED manufacturer in the Top 20 2013 IEEE Semiconductor Manufacturing Patent Power Ranking. Seoul Semiconductor has registered more than 10,000 patents globally in LED technology.Seoul Semiconductor ( a global leader in LED technology, has announced 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 201: 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)*About IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, read I-Triple-E) is a professional association headquartered in New York City that is dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence. It has about 425,000 members in about 160 countries, slightly less than half of whom reside in the United States.*About Seoul SemiconductorSeoul Semiconductor ( manufacturers and packages a wide selection of light emitting diodes (LEDs) for the automotive, general illumination/lighting, appliance, signage and back lighting markets. The company is the world’s fifth largest LED supplier, holding more than 10,000 patents globally, while offering a wide range of LED technology and production capacity in areas such as “nPola”, deep UV LEDs, "Acrich", the world’s first semiconductor light source that operates directly from both AC and DC power supplies, and "Acrich MJT - Multi-Junction Technology" a proprietary family of high-voltage LEDs.The company’s broad product portfolio includes a wide array of package and device choices such as AC driven LEDs, high-brightness LEDs, mid-power LEDs, side-view LEDs, through-hole type LED lamps, custom displays, and sensors.The company is vertically integrated from epitaxial growth and chip manufacture in its fully owned subsidiary, Seoul Viosys, through packaged LEDs and LED modules in three Seoul Semiconductor manufacturing facilities. Seoul Viosys also manufactures a wide range of unique deep-UV wavelength devices. The packaged LEDs and LED modules are available at Distributors World Wide.

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