IP Blogs

A Look Inside MicroVision’s PicoP Projector Technology

Posted: October 30, 2018 Contributing Author: Sinjin Dixon-Warren, PhD MicroVision, based in Redmond WA, now in partnership with STMicroelectronics, has been a technology leader in the small form factor laser beam scanning (LBS) projector market. Recently, TechInsights analysed samples of two
30Oct

What does Uber’s patent landscape look like?

Posted: February 27, 2018 Contributing Authors: Marty Bijman Recently, IAM’s Timothy Au posted a blog providing a look at Uber’s portfolio. The blog references Uber’s portfolio makeup, and provides a chronicle of their IP events over the last 5 years. I thought I’d add to the story with some
27Feb

Samsung Read Retry for 3D NAND

Posted: November 17, 2017 Significant intellectual property has been developed around these algorithms related to error correction, read-retry techniques, wear leveling, garbage collection, data flush, and data trimming, amongst others. Testing the interface between the controller and the flash
17Nov

A look at the Microsoft Azure IP Advantage Portfolio

Posted: February 10, 2017 Contributing Authors: Ray Angers, Goran Grbic and Martin Bijman Microsoft recently launched a new service to their cloud customers offering protection against patent infringement lawsuits. TechInsights was given early access to the patents being made available to Microsoft
10Feb

Growth by Acquisition: Qualcomm in Talks to Acquire NXP

Posted: October 12, 2016 Contributing Authors: John Sullivan UPDATE October 27th 2016: Today Qualcomm announced a definitive agreement to purchase NXP . This acquisition instantly positions Qualcomm highly in the automotive market, in direct competition with Texas Instruments (rumoured to be amongst
12Oct

Who will acquire Intersil?

Posted: September 08, 2016 Contributing Authors: Ray Angers Speculation about who will acquire analog semiconductor manufacturer Intersil is high in the latest chapter of the 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions story. Reports indicate that Japan’s Renesas, a leader in the automotive IC market, currently
08Sep

Beyond Apple's Force/3D Touch? – Is Synaptics the Key?

Posted: August 12, 2016 Contributing Authors: Ray Angers Last year we looked at the Force Touch technology on the Apple Watch including its construction and its capacitive sensing approach. Later in the year, Apple introduced 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and we have performed a similar analysis (report
12Aug