Texas Instruments VS Infineon Semiconductor Discrete Device Technology Layout Comparison

Main listed companies in the semiconductor discrete device industry: At present, the listed companies in the domestic semiconductor discrete device industry mainly include Silan Microelectronics (600460), China Microelectronics (600360), Leon Microelectronics (605358), Yangjie Technology (300373), Jiejie Microelectronics (605358) Electric (300623), China Resources Micro (688396), Taiji Co., Ltd. (300046), Suzhou Gutechnetium (002079), New Clean Energy (605111), Galaxy Microelectronics (688689), etc.

The core data of this article: the number of patent applications of Texas Instruments and Infineon, patent market value, patent cooperation applications, key patent layout

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1. The competitive landscape of global semiconductor discrete devices: Texas Instruments and Infineon are the world’s leading companies

The United States and Europe are currently in the leading position in the global semiconductor discrete device industry, among which the major semiconductor discrete device leading companies in the United States include Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor and Vishay Semiconductor, and the major semiconductor discrete device leading companies in Europe include Infineon, STMicroelectronics Semiconductor and NXP. Among them, Texas Instruments in the United States and Infineon in Europe are more competitive.

Texas Instruments VS Infineon Semiconductor Discrete Device Technology Layout Comparison

2. Texas Instruments V. S.Infineon Semiconductor Discrete Device Technology Layout Comparison

(1) Comparison of patent applications and PCT applications: Texas Instruments is slightly ahead

In terms of the number of patent applications for semiconductor discrete devices, Texas Instruments leads Infineon in the total number of patent applications for semiconductor discrete devices, with 1,425 and 1,298 patent applications for semiconductor discrete devices, respectively.

In terms of PCT patents for semiconductor discrete devices, Texas Instruments has 23 PCT patents for semiconductor discrete devices, while Infineon has not applied for PCT patents for semiconductor discrete devices.

From the trend point of view, from 2010 to August 2021, the number of patent applications for semiconductor discrete device technology of Texas Instruments and Infineon “you chase after me”. In 2010, Texas Instruments led Infineon in the number of patent applications for semiconductor discrete device technology by 24. After being overtaken by Infineon in 2012, it returned to its leading position in 2017.

In 2020, the number of patent applications for semiconductor discrete devices in both countries has declined, but Texas Instruments has fallen more sharply, and the gap has narrowed rapidly. Texas Instruments and Infineon have 71 and 60 patent applications for semiconductor discrete devices, respectively. From January to August 2021, Texas Instruments has 19 patent applications for semiconductor discrete devices, while Infineon has only 7 patent applications for semiconductor discrete devices.

(2) Comparison of patent market value: Infineon’s patent market value is higher

The total value of Infineon’s semiconductor discrete device patents is higher than that of Texas Instruments. The total value of Infineon’s and Texas Instruments’ semiconductor discrete device patents is $573 million and $345 million, respectively. In terms of the distribution of patent value, most of the patent values ​​of semiconductor discrete devices of the two companies are concentrated in 30,000-300,000 US dollars.

(3) Regional comparison of patent applications: the United States is the main layout area of ​​the two

At present, Texas Instruments and Infineon’s semiconductor discrete device patent application areas are mainly concentrated in the United States, and the number of semiconductor discrete device patents they have applied for in the United States is 1647 and 1269 respectively.

Statistical caliber description: Statistics are carried out according to the deduplication rule that each application displays a public text, and the latest text on the public date is selected for calculation.

(4) Comparison of patent types: both are the most invention patents

Texas Instruments and Infineon’s semiconductor discrete device patent applications are the most invention patents. Texas Instruments and Infineon each have 1 and 5 utility model patents for semiconductor discrete devices, and the others are invention patents.

(5) Comparison of the composition of patented technologies: the first major segment of the layout of the two is inconsistent, and the focus of Infineon is more obvious

Currently, “Semiconductor devices specially adapted for rectification, amplification, oscillation or switching and having at least one potential jump barrier or surface barrier; having at least one potential jump barrier or surface barrier, such as a PN junction depletion layer or capacitors or resistors with a carrier accumulation layer; parts of semiconductor bodies or their electrodes (H01L31/00 to H01L47/00, H01L51/05 preferred; parts other than semiconductors or their electrodes into H01L23/00; by A device composed of multiple solid-state components formed in or on a common substrate (H01L27/00)[2,6]” is Infineon’s largest semiconductor discrete device technology subdivision field, and the number of patent applications is 231 items; “Methods or apparatuses specially suitable for the manufacture or processing of semiconductors or solid-state devices or their components[2,8]” is Texas Instruments’ largest semiconductor discrete device technology subdivision field, with 189 patent applications. The technical layout of other key segments of the two semiconductor discrete devices is as follows:

From the field of semiconductor discrete device patent focus, Infineon’s semiconductor discrete device patent focus field is obvious at present, which mainly focuses on semiconductors, transistors, diodes, power semiconductors and other fields.

(6) Comparison of key patent layouts: Texas Instruments has been cited more times, and Infineon has a large patent family

In terms of key patent layout, the key patent of Texas Instruments is “power line communication using power factor correction circuit”, which has been cited 237 times and has 2 patent families. The patent of Infineon’s key layout is “Operation Method of Semiconductor Components”, which has been cited 102 times and has 14 patent families. Overall, TI’s patents are more frequently cited than Infineon’s patents, and Infineon’s patent family scale is larger than TI’s.

Texas Instruments VS Infineon Semiconductor Discrete Device Technology Layout Comparison

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(7) Summary of patent innovation strategy

Overall, Infineon’s semiconductor discrete device technology has relative competitive advantages in terms of quantitative growth, specialization, and internationalization, while Texas Instruments’ semiconductor discrete device technology has advantages in quality improvement, market promotion, academic drive, diversification, and cooperation. relative competitive advantage.

Author: Yoyokuo