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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2009 - 2013 Utility Patent Grants,
By Calendar Year of Grant
With Patent Counts Based on Primary Patent Classification

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Organizations Receiving 5 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Having Primary Classification In

Class 326, Electronic Digital Logic Circuitry

( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to the patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( patent ownership is determined by the first-named assignee listed on a patent )

The following table displays first-named assignees and counts of their associated patents, as distributed by the year of patent grant.
First-Named Assignee 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total
ALTERA CORPORATION 44 53 33 15 24 169
XILINX, INC. 42 52 21 14 18 147
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC. 20 44 39 12 11 126
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 37 35 9 12 24 117
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 29 19 34 9 16 107
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 19 31 12 16 11 89
TABULA, INC. 31 14 10 13 8 76
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 19 15 13 8 11 66
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 12 16 19 5 12 64
ACTEL CORPORATION 20 14 17 2 1 54
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP. 0 2 27 14 9 52
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 19 14 8 5 4 50
PANASONIC CORPORATION 11 18 10 3 5 47
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 6 9 10 5 16 46
SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD. 4 7 5 8 19 43
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 4 15 8 2 12 41
ELPIDA MEMORY, INC. 7 7 9 6 11 40
QUALCOMM, INC. 2 5 9 3 12 31
INTEL CORPORATION 7 9 3 7 4 30
NEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 13 17 0 0 0 30
RAMBUS, INC. 4 5 6 6 9 30
FUJITSU LIMITED 7 8 4 2 5 26
BROADCOM CORPORATION 5 6 5 6 3 25
NXP B.V. 4 9 6 3 3 25
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP. 4 6 5 2 7 24
FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED 0 5 9 3 6 23
APPLE, INC. 1 3 6 3 9 22
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG 7 3 4 1 5 20
LSI CORPORATION 0 3 6 4 6 19
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 1 0 4 4 10 19
SONY CORPORATION 3 5 2 4 3 17
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. 0 3 1 1 11 16
HITACHI, LTD 3 6 5 1 1 16
NEC CORPORATION 3 4 6 1 2 16
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION 1 5 5 3 2 16
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. 0 5 2 1 7 15
ELEMENT CXI, LLC 2 3 4 0 6 15
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 2 3 4 1 5 15
VIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 2 4 5 2 2 15
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 4 4 5 1 0 14
SK HYNIX INC. 0 0 0 4 10 14
ADVANTAGE LOGIC, INC. 1 4 4 2 2 13
ARM LIMITED 0 3 2 1 7 13
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L. 2 4 1 1 5 13
SYNOPSYS INC. 1 4 4 2 2 13
D-WAVE SYSTEMS INC. 3 2 4 3 0 12
MOSAID TECHNOLOGIES INC. 2 2 5 1 2 12
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. 0 7 2 2 1 12
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 2 5 1 1 2 11
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 2 2 0 1 6 11
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 6 1 0 3 11
MARVELL ISRAEL (MISL) LTD. 1 1 4 2 3 11
NANTERO, INC. 2 6 2 1 0 11
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 5 2 3 1 0 11
REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 3 3 1 1 3 11
RENESAS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 5 6 0 0 0 11
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 5 4 2 0 0 11
STMICROELECTRONICS S.A. 2 3 3 0 3 11
TIER-LOGIC, INC. 6 5 0 0 0 11
ACHRONIX SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 1 1 3 3 2 10
ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC 1 2 2 2 3 10
MEDIATEK INC. 2 4 2 0 2 10
NVIDIA CORPORATION 4 4 1 0 1 10
AGATE LOGIC, INC. 0 3 3 1 2 9
STMICROELECTRONICS PVT. LTD. 3 1 4 1 0 9
FUJITSU MICROELECTRONICS LIMITED 3 5 0 0 0 8
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 5 1 0 2 0 8
MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. 0 3 2 2 1 8
MONOLITHIC 3D INC. 0 0 0 2 6 8
OKI SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. 3 2 1 1 1 8
UNITY SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 0 3 3 0 2 8
ADVANTEST CORP. 2 1 2 0 2 7
ATMEL CORPORATION 2 0 3 1 1 7
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 1 2 1 1 2 7
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 2 2 2 0 1 7
APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION 1 2 1 0 2 6
ETRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 1 1 3 0 1 6
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED 2 4 0 0 0 6
NOVATEK MICROELECTRONICS CORP. 1 3 0 2 0 6
PMC-SIERRA LTD. 1 0 3 0 2 6
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 2 3 1 0 0 6
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE REGENTS OF 0 2 1 2 1 6
AGATE LOGIC (BEIJING), INC. 0 1 4 0 0 5
DENSO CORPORATION 0 2 1 0 2 5
EXCEM 0 0 3 2 0 5
HYPRES, INC. 2 2 1 0 0 5
INTERSIL AMERICAS INC. 1 3 0 1 0 5
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2 0 2 0 1 5
NAN YA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 1 2 0 1 1 5
NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY 0 2 3 0 0 5
QIMONDA AG 1 2 2 0 0 5
ST-ERICSSON SA 0 1 3 1 0 5
SUVOLTA, INC. 0 3 1 0 1 5



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