Pros and Cons of different plant factory types and key technologies identified by using patent mining techniques
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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 18, 2014
The plant factory is an emerging industry that requires system integration across various fields in the ICT and agricultural industries, including air conditioning, clean rooms, insulation materials, LED lights, environmental control, sensor systems, Internet of Things, sterilization technologies, electrical equipment, hydroponic equipment, and cloud computing systems. The report Insight into Major Vendors' Patent Deployment in Plant Factory Technologies in 2013 profiles the pros and cons of different plant factory types and key technologies identified by using patent mining techniques, with major vendors' latest patent deployment and tracking highlights provided.
Topics discussed in this report, available for purchase at http://www.reportsnreports.com/Purchase.aspx?name=273300, include: overview of plant factory types and the advantages and disadvantages regarding the lighting sources they use; analysis of plant factory technologies with patent mining techniques, which comprises of text and data mining; highlights of major vendors' patent deployment, with the use of Herfindahl- Hirschman Index to calculate the Originality Index and Generality Index of each patent as well as tracking and observing highlights are provided from the perspectives of market, industry, and technology, giving vendors a more complete picture of the latest development and future direction of the plant factory industry.
Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report Insight into Major Vendors' Patent Deployment in Plant Factory Technologies in 2013 include:
AC LED Lighting, CCS, Inc., Chiba University, Chiplus Semiconductor Corp., Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd., Cree Inc., Delta Electronics Inc., Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., Fairy Plant Technology, Fountainhead LLC, Foxconn, Fujitsu, Hirose Co., Ltd., Iroquois Master Fund Ltd., Japan Tobacco Inc., Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Lumination LLC, Mirai, Mitsui Fudosan, Nanobiolight Company, Nice Garden, OMS Investments Inc., Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Pacific Construction Co., Panasonic Corp., Philips, Rockwool International A/S, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Showa Denko K.K., Solidlite Corp., University of Iowa, Vegetables Plant, Wang Yong Hydroponics and Yamaguchi University.
Comprehensive Table of Contents and more on this report is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/273300-insight-into-major-vendorspatent-deployment-in-plant-factory-technologies-in-2013.html .
Another report titled Plant Factory and Grow Lights Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018 forecasts the plant factory grow light markets to reach $4 billion by 2018. Growth is driven by the need to provide inexpensive, safe and consistent food supplies. Automated process provides more efficient production of fruits and vegetable crops. According to the lead author of the study, "Plant factories use growth light to automate and control growing. The ability to grow food consistently, locally represents a major breakthrough for humanity." Grow lights permit people to grow food in warehouses and in the home, dedicating previously unused space to a purpose and in a manner that is efficient for producing food. Plant factory grow light markets at $741.6 million in 2011 are anticipated to reach $4 billion by 2018. Growth is driven by the need to provide inexpensive, safe and consistent food supplies. Automated process provides more efficient production of fruits and vegetable crops.
Companies profiled in this report include Advanced Lighting Technologies APL Engineered Materials, Venture Lighting International, Sunmaster, Iwasaki Electric, General Electric (GE), Philips Horticulture Lamps, Daystar, General Hydroponics, Hydrofarm, Ozu Corporation, Rockwool Group, Rambridge, Ringdale ActiveLED, Siemens, SolarMax, Sunleaves Garden Products, Sunlight Supply, Taiwan Floriculture Exports Association and USALight.
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