Out in Front
Tuesday 19 March 2024
Patent disputes take GaN to court
The big players in the GaN technology industry are suing each other.
Tuesday 19 March 2024
Huawei leads in global patent filing again, CATL begins to safeguard its technologies
The latest report shows that China-based companies and institutions remained the most active in patent filings, and CATL expressed a strong will to fortify its leading status.
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Samsung applies for patent for new smartphone form; combines foldable with rollable technology
Samsung Display (SDC) has registered a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a device that combines rollable and foldable technologies. The industry...
Monday 29 January 2024
Apple's 2023 patents provide insight into its interested sectors
In 2023, Apple received 2,536 patents in the US, ranking seventh among companies. These patents showed what technologies and designs Apple is currently interested in.
Friday 19 January 2024
Status of EV solid-state battery market


Thursday 18 January 2024
SDC and BOE legal war spreads to diamond pixel patent invalidity lawsuit
Recently, news has come out from the South Korean industry that the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has recently decided to accept the arguments of Chinese panel manufacturer...
Tuesday 2 January 2024
Samsung seeks to capitalize on Apple Watch's patent issues in the US
With some models of Apple's latest smartwatch being banned from sale in the US due to patent issues, Samsung Electronics is actively targeting the North American market as the year-end...
Tuesday 2 January 2024
Apple Watch patent concerns persist despite sales ban suspension, says DIGITIMES Research
Following the US International Trade Commission's order barring imports and sales of Apple Watch that infringes the blood oxygen patent held by Masimo, Apple was allowed to temporarily...
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Steam Deck shift to SDC for OLED panel supply, likely due to BOE patent controversy
Samsung Display (SDC) recently started supplying OLED panels to US video game company Valve, the developer behind the video game distribution platform and storefront "Steam." With...
Monday 27 November 2023
Huawei, Sharp sign long-term patent cross-licensing
Huawei and Sharp have struck a new long-term global patent cross-licensing agreement covering cellular standard essential patents, including 4G and 5G, according to the companies...
Friday 24 November 2023
What does GaN's future lie ahead with ongoing patent dispute between EPC, Innoscience?
Gallium nitride (GaN) has not been able to gain much traction compared to silicon carbide (SiC), another power semiconductor material. In May, US-based Efficient Power Conversion...
Monday 13 November 2023
YMTC initiates legal action against Micron for patent infringement in the US
Amid an attempt by US President Joe Biden to ease the US-China tension in an APEC summit with his Chinese counterpart, Yangtze Memory Technologies Co (YMTC) filed a lawsuit on November...
Wednesday 8 November 2023
Patent war rages on: SDC accuses BOE of stealing tech and leaking secrets again
Amid an ongoing patent dispute, Samsung Display (SDC) has initiated legal proceedings against the China-based display manufacturer BOE once more.
Tuesday 31 October 2023
TSMC, Samsung lead the way in Taiwan invention patent applications
TSMC filed the most invention patent applications in Taiwan in the third quarter of 2023, with 443 cases, topping the domestic list for the same period for eight consecutive years,...
Friday 15 September 2023
Asustek sues Samsung over patent infringement on its cell phone technologies
Asustek is taking legal action against Samsung Electronics, contending that Samsung has infringed on its wireless communication patents. The firm is taking the offensive while it...
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research
Taiwan server industry experiences decline in 2023 revenues and shipments; poised to see growth in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research