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Seoul Semiconductor LED Patents In IEEE`s Top 10

The Korean firm was the only LED manufacturer who registered more than 10,000 patents, and was considered to be at the highest level in the industry in Patent Power
Seoul Semiconductor was ranked the number 10 by IEEE Spectrum from 20 of the most valuable patent portfolios in the semiconductor manufacturing field.

Seoul Semi says it was the only LED manufacturer which has registered more than 10,000 patents, and was considered to be at the highest level in the industry in the "Patent Power" category. Factors taken into account included the pipeline growth index, pipeline impact and adjusted pipeline impact.

Seoul Semiconductor has developed LED technology for over 20 years, and has built up competitive strength with a variety of proprietary information.

The advancements made by the firm enhance the emission of light when electricity flows through an LED chip. These include "Black Hole Lens" technology for direct backlight TVs and "Acrich" technology, which operates directly from AC power without any converter, which the company claims was the first in the world.

Black Hole lens technology, in particular, is now being applied to all types of direct backlight TV monitors, along with this year’s release of nPola, which increases brightness levels by 5 to 10 times.

The IEEE’s analysis is based on objective, quantitative benchmarking of the patent portfolios of more than 5000 commercial enterprises, academic institutions, non profit organisations and government agencies.

According to the LED market reports issued by Strategies Unlimited in the U.S., Seoul Semiconductor is the world’s fifth largest LED supplier.



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