Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
The MEMS Gyroscope patent landscape is heating up! Key features of the report:
Understanding The Key Players’ Patent Portfolios
About 200 players are involved in MEMS gyroscope technologies, but the top 10 represents 63% of the patents filed!
Panasonic and Murata lead the way. Both were early players in the industry, with piezo/ceramicstyle gyroscopes.
Other players such as Analog Devices, Robert Bosch, ST and InvenSense developed their technologies based on silicon substrates and the capacitive detection principle. It’s important to note that these players’ MEMS portfolios are generally much larger than what’s included in this report, since many of their patents are generic publications which can apply to many types of MEMS components, and not specifically to gyros.
This report provides an in-depth patent portfolio analysis of the three assignees which is identified as today’s industry leaders: ST, InvenSense and Robert Bosch. For each company, analysis highlights the following areas:
An Accurate Segmentation Highlighting The Major IP Trends That Will Shape Tomorrow’s MEMS Gyro Industry - http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/241257-mems-gyroscope.html
For our MEMS gyroscope patent analysis, more than 4,700 patent families were screened. 53% of them were classified as relevant or related, and worthy of further study. A closer look revealed that intense patenting activity began in the late 80’s, stabilized in the 90’s and then increased over the past 10 years. The first MEMS gyroscope patents are quite old and the technology has evolved greatly in the past few years, so understanding the most recent evolutions is essential.
“In domain” patents are mostly filed by firms and universities located in Japan and the USA. However, a significant portion of the actual business is done by German (Robert Bosch) and Italian (STMicroelectronics) companies. The lesson: generating patents don’t mean generating business!
This report also provides a database of all the relevant patents, allowing for multi-criteria searching. The criteria are similar to those used for the technological segmentation:
This complete patent landscape description is included in the report and provides all background materials utilized for the MEMS gyroscope patent landscape analysis. Also included is a complete analysis of patents’ geographical origins, companies and R&D organizations which have been granted patents, historical data on companies’ patent applications over the last 40 years, patent inventors, expiration status, R&D collaborations, and much more.
The comb drive design in silicon MEMS is a winning technology approach, allowing for miniaturization, cost reduction and a high level of integration. As this capacitive detection approach is now mature, it’s important to consider the latest IP activity since radical technology approaches will need developing.
A segmentation was created and a ranking of the most important patents was undertaken to identify:
30 key patents are detailed, and a ranking of their strengths and weaknesses is provided. The ranking is based on unique methodology, which evaluates 13 parameters:
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