19 January 2012

Seoul Semiconductor registers 10,000 LED patents domestically and internationally

South Korea’s Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd – which is the world's fourth largest LED supplier, according to market research firm Strategies Unlimited - says that it has applied, registered and secured more than 10,000 patents for LEDs.

The LED maker says that, to strengthen its LED technology and increase its number of patents, it invests 10-20% of its annual revenue in R&D, including funding of an affiliate company. It holds a patent portfolio across a broad range of technologies and processes, including material, design, manufacturing and methodology. Most notably, it holds patent rights for Acrich, a semiconductor light source that uses a multi-cell architecture (and the first commercially produced AC LED), as well as patent rights for deep UV LED technology, which Seoul Semiconductor expects to be commonly used in the future.

“With the large number of patents and cross-licenses with major LED corporations, Seoul Semiconductor has achieved technical independence and offers customers distinctive solutions not available elsewhere,” claims Seoul Semiconductor vice president Brian Wilcox. “R&D is our future, and patents heighten our competitiveness,” he adds. “Starting this year, we expect increased business activity from our innovative LED lighting solution, Acrich2 [launched last December], as it goes into production.”

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