Seoul Semiconductor, a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, will auction its semiconductor Radio Frequency (RF) patent portfolio. The company is seeking the best buyer for 98 patent assets, including 55 US patents. The portfolio is relevant for
These patents have significant value because high breakdown voltage is one of the hallmarks of GaN technology. Applications: Power amplifiers Companies: Sumitomo, Cree, Qorvo
The patents provide a significant amount of data showing improved noise, reverse leakage current, lower gate capacitance, comparable current performance and gain, reduced gate current. Applications: Broad applications for reducing leakage current (and therefore static power consumption): GaN switches and amplifiers, photodetectors, low noise amplifiers Companies: Qorvo, Infineon, MACOM, Custom MMIC
This portfolio can have potential value for high power products, not just RF. Applications: Potential products include: high voltage switching regulator, 5G microwave switches, and automotive switch products are potential applications. Companies: TI, Infineon, Cree, Navitas, GaN Systems, EPC, Dialog, and a number of military contractors - Boeing, HRL, Teledyne, Raytheon, Lockheed, etc.