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

Patenting In Technology Classes,
Breakout By Organization

Count of 2010 - 2014 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 327, Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems

( 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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC. 155 134 63 54 23 429
RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP. 6 58 59 63 29 215
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED 45 27 34 51 52 209
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. 52 47 34 30 34 197
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 18 36 33 40 55 182
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION 51 29 17 41 43 181
TOSHIBA CORPORATION 46 24 28 31 33 162
SK HYNIX INC. 0 0 13 47 96 156
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 30 32 37 25 31 155
QUALCOMM, INC. 16 26 16 43 36 137
ALTERA CORPORATION 22 21 28 24 27 122
PANASONIC CORPORATION 36 39 10 22 15 122
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. 14 21 28 20 34 117
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 8 5 18 40 42 113
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG 38 19 15 20 20 112
FUJITSU LIMITED 22 22 15 18 29 106
MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. 28 21 14 25 14 102
~INDIVIDUALLY OWNED PATENT 17 12 9 22 27 87
NXP B.V. 11 16 11 19 21 78
ELPIDA MEMORY, INC. 22 13 17 18 4 74
BROADCOM CORPORATION 15 12 7 16 23 73
FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED 9 18 10 21 13 71
INTEL CORPORATION 21 5 7 15 23 71
MEDIATEK INC. 11 13 14 16 14 68
SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD. 8 6 14 13 26 67
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORP. 15 14 18 10 5 62
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L. 9 11 12 11 16 59
NEC CORPORATION 12 13 15 8 7 55
REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 15 8 8 9 14 54
DENSO CORPORATION 4 6 7 12 21 50
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 13 17 10 5 4 49
LSI CORPORATION 4 6 6 13 18 47
SONY CORPORATION 9 20 6 8 4 47
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC. 5 5 6 15 13 44
FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 4 5 8 15 10 42
NOVATEK MICROELECTRONICS CORP. 12 3 7 7 13 42
NEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 41 0 0 0 0 41
SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. 11 9 5 10 6 41
ATMEL CORPORATION 19 3 4 9 4 39
SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD. 5 2 3 14 14 38
ST-ERICSSON SA 7 9 5 11 6 38
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. 8 9 4 10 6 37
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, TAIWAN 10 5 9 8 4 36
XILINX, INC. 6 4 8 7 11 36
INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 9 8 10 4 4 35
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA 5 9 3 8 10 35
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 17 4 4 8 2 35
ROHM CO., LTD. 6 11 4 8 6 35
SILICON LABORATORIES INC. 6 2 6 10 11 35
APPLE, INC. 1 5 8 12 8 34
ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 3 10 7 10 4 34
HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD. 4 9 10 8 3 34
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 18 4 6 2 4 34
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC. 3 4 3 11 12 33
RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORP. 6 2 9 4 12 33
ADVANTEST CORP. 6 9 7 5 5 32
HITACHI, LTD 10 6 5 10 1 32
MOSAID TECHNOLOGIES INC. 9 12 8 2 1 32
MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 2 5 4 7 13 31
NAN YA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 9 6 5 5 6 31
SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC 6 5 7 5 7 30
ARM LIMITED 0 1 4 14 9 28
RAMBUS, INC. 4 4 7 3 9 27
STMICROELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL N.V. 0 0 5 12 10 27
POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC. 2 5 9 7 3 26
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG 5 2 3 3 12 25
AMS AG 3 8 3 5 5 24
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 3 3 6 4 8 24
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 5 3 4 6 5 23
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. 5 9 6 0 2 22
MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. 2 3 2 5 9 21
MARVELL ISRAEL (MISL) LTD. 6 5 3 2 4 20
SANKEN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED 2 3 2 10 3 20
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (SHARP CORPORATION) 6 1 4 7 2 20
STMICROELECTRONICS S.A. 7 2 4 6 1 20
ETRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. 4 3 2 6 4 19
NDK, NIHON DEMPA KOGYO COMPANY, LTD. 4 2 3 7 3 19
NVIDIA CORPORATION 2 0 0 6 11 19
RF MICRO DEVICES, INC. 1 1 3 8 6 19
AGERE SYSTENS LLC 8 5 1 2 2 18
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA 2 3 3 4 6 18
DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR GMBH 2 2 2 4 8 18
ELITE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY TECHNOLOGY INC. 5 3 5 4 1 18
FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 0 1 4 5 8 18
INTEL MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS GMBH 0 1 4 4 9 18
OKI SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. 6 5 1 4 2 18
VIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 5 4 1 2 6 18
CAMBRIDGE SILICON RADIO LIMITED 0 0 6 4 7 17
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 4 3 2 3 5 17
RAYTHEON COMPANY 4 3 2 3 5 17
APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION 2 1 3 6 4 16
FARADAY TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 10 3 1 2 0 16
HON HAI PRECISION IND. CO., LTD. 1 3 4 4 4 16
SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC. 0 1 4 3 8 16
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL.) 1 4 1 4 6 16
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 2 3 1 1 8 15
INTERSIL AMERICALS LLC 4 2 4 3 2 15
MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD. 0 1 0 5 9 15
MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 1 2 5 2 5 15
PRINCETON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 5 0 6 1 3 15
DONGBU HITEK CO., LTD. 2 7 2 2 1 14
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. 0 4 1 5 4 14
KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS 0 2 2 5 5 14
UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION 4 0 1 5 4 14
ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC 3 1 3 4 2 13
FAIRCHILD KOREA SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD. 0 0 2 7 4 13
IPGOAL MICROELECTRONICS (SICHUAN) CO., LTD. 1 1 3 6 2 13
MICREL INCORPORATED 6 2 0 0 5 13
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED 2 2 3 3 3 13
NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY 2 0 3 5 3 13
PEREGRINE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 1 1 1 5 5 13
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT 0 2 1 7 3 13
FUJITSU MICROELECTRONICS LIMITED 12 0 0 0 0 12
GLOBAL UNICHIP CORPORATION 0 0 1 5 6 12
ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC 4 4 4 0 0 12
STMICROELECTRONICS PVT. LTD. 5 3 2 2 0 12
SYNOPSYS INC. 1 0 5 3 3 12
TRANSPHORM, INC. 0 1 1 4 6 12
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. 4 2 0 1 4 11
INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER CORPORATION 4 1 3 1 2 11
LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 1 1 2 3 4 11
MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE LTD 0 0 0 3 8 11
NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY 0 2 2 3 4 11
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION 0 0 1 6 4 11
RENESAS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 11 0 0 0 0 11
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 5 4 0 2 0 11
SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC. 0 4 2 2 3 11
STMICROELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) R& D CO., LTD. 0 0 3 2 6 11
STMICROELECTRONICS ASIA PACIFIC PTE LIMITED 0 4 3 1 3 11
SUPERTEX, INC. 1 3 3 2 2 11
SYSTEM-GENERAL CORPORATION 1 1 0 4 5 11
CONEXANT SYSTEMS, INC. 0 3 1 3 3 10
LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. 0 0 0 4 6 10
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY 5 1 2 1 1 10
PS4 LUXCO S.A.R.L. 0 0 0 0 10 10
QIMONDA AG 4 4 2 0 0 10
SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOGY, INC. 3 2 2 1 2 10
AEROFLEX COLORADO SPRINGS, INC. 2 0 4 1 2 9
ASAHI KASEI MICRODEVICES CORPORATION 0 0 1 5 3 9
AU OPTRONICS CORP. 3 1 1 3 1 9
HIMAX ANALOGIC, INC. 3 3 3 0 0 9
O2 MICRO, INC. 1 3 1 3 1 9
RAYDIUM SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION 1 0 0 3 5 9
STMICROELECTRONICS ROUSSET SAS 1 0 1 3 4 9
TOYOTA JIDOSHA K.K. 2 0 1 3 3 9
ATHEROS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 6 2 0 0 0 8
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. 2 0 0 1 5 8
BAE SYSTEMS INFORMATION AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, INC. 0 1 4 1 2 8
BOEING COMPANY 1 2 0 1 4 8
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC. 0 3 0 2 3 8
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH 0 1 1 2 4 8
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 0 0 0 2 6 8
SANDISK 3D LLC 3 2 1 0 2 8
STANDARD MICROSYSTEMS CORPORATION 1 5 1 0 1 8
STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. 1 1 1 1 4 8
ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 1 2 1 1 2 7
CIRRUS LOGIC, INC. 1 0 2 1 3 7
CYCLOS SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 0 0 0 6 1 7
EXAR CORPORATION 5 1 1 0 0 7
HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION 1 0 1 2 3 7
HOLTEK SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. 5 1 1 0 0 7
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD. 1 0 1 1 4 7
NOKIA CORPORATION 3 2 0 0 2 7
ON-BRIGHT ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. 0 1 1 2 3 7
RALINK TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION 2 1 1 3 0 7
RICHWAVE TECHNOLOGY CORP. 0 0 1 2 4 7
TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTORS, INC. 1 1 1 1 3 7
YAMAHA CORPORATION 1 2 3 1 0 7
E-MEMORY TECHNOLOGY, INC. 0 0 1 1 4 6
ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC. 0 1 1 1 3 6
HITTITE MICROWAVE CORPORATION 0 0 0 3 3 6
KYOCERA CORPORATION 2 1 1 2 0 6
LSIS CO., LTD. 0 0 0 1 5 6
MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS, INC. 0 3 0 2 1 6
MOSYS, INCORPORATED 0 1 2 1 2 6
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 1 0 2 2 1 6
PMC-SIERRA LTD. 2 3 0 0 1 6
SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING INTERNATIONAL (SHANGHAI) CORPORATION 3 1 0 0 2 6
SEMIKRON ELEKTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG 1 0 1 2 2 6
SIGE SEMICONDUCTOR INC. 0 0 2 3 1 6
SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY (HANGZHOU) LTD 0 0 0 1 5 6
SPANSION LLC 2 0 0 1 3 6
STMICROELECTRONICS R& D (SHANGHAI) CO. LTD. 0 0 1 1 4 6
SUNPLUS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 1 2 1 2 0 6
WOLFSON MICROELECTRONICS LIMITED 2 0 1 1 2 6
ABB RESEARCH LTD. 0 0 0 2 3 5
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 1 2 1 0 1 5
ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS, INC. 0 1 0 1 3 5
ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDUCTOR INCORPORATED 2 2 0 0 1 5
APTUS POWER SEMICONDUCTOR 0 0 0 4 1 5
AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES ECBU IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. 2 3 0 0 0 5
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES 0 0 2 3 0 5
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH 0 2 2 1 0 5
CSR TECHNOLOGY INC. 0 0 3 2 0 5
FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 0 0 1 1 3 5
GREEN SOLUTION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. 0 0 2 3 0 5
HONG KONG APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO. LTD. 1 0 3 1 0 5
ISSC TECHNOLOGIES CORP. 0 0 0 3 2 5
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. 0 0 1 3 1 5
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION 0 2 0 2 1 5
M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS, INC. 1 1 1 1 1 5
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 0 0 1 1 3 5
NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY 0 0 2 1 2 5
NETLOGIC MICROSYSTEMS, INC. 1 2 0 0 2 5
SANYO SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. 0 3 1 1 0 5
SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY ACADEMIC RESEARCH CENTER 0 1 2 1 1 5
STMICROELECTRONICS DESIGN AND APPLICATION GMBH 0 2 2 1 0 5
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. 0 0 0 1 4 5
TEKTRONIX INC. 1 1 0 2 1 5
TENSORCOM, INC. 0 0 0 1 4 5
THINE ELECTRONICS INC. 3 0 0 2 0 5
TPO DISPLAYS CORPORATION 4 1 0 0 0 5
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NAVY 3 0 1 1 0 5



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