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Emerging MEMS Patent Investigation

  • October 2014
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  • KnowMade
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  • 220 pages

The report provides essential patent data, technology analysis and market forecasts for 7 selected Emerging MEMS (eMEMS) technologies that we believe will soon reach the marketplace: autofocus, AOC MEMS, chemical sensors, micro-speakers, scanning micro-mirrors, Si microfluidic and ultrasonic MEMS. The market for emerging MEMS covered in this report is expected to grow from US$171M in 2013 to US$2.8B in 2019, corresponding to a 58.2% CAGR.


• Provides essential patent data, technology analysis and forecasts for each type of selected emerging MEMS (Autofocus, AOC MEMS, Chemical Sensors, Micro-Speakers, Scanning Micro-Mirrors, Si Microfluidics and Ultrasonic MEMS)
• Identifies more than 250 patent holders and provides in-depth analysis of key technology segments and players including:
– Time evolution of patent publications and countries of patent filings
– Ranking of main patent applicants
– IP collaboration networks of main patent applicants
– Key patents
– Relative strength of main companies’ IP portfolios
– Main patented technologies of selected companies
• Reviews eMEMS technology and market trends
• Presents patents related to marketed products for selected companies
• Provides an extensive Excel database with all patents analyzed in the report and technology segmentation


• Provide an overview of eMEMS technology and market trends.
• Review context for eMEMS technology.
• Understand the IP landscape for eMEMS.
• Identify key patents of eMEMS technology.
• Understand trends in eMEMS IP.
• List the major players in eMEMS IP and the relative strength of their patent portfolio.
• Name new players in eMEMS IP.
• Identify IP collaboration networks between key players

Table Of Contents

Emerging MEMS Patent Investigation
Introduction p5
The Authors p6
About the Authors of this Report p7
Scope Of the Report p8
Key Features of the Report p9
Objectives of the Report p11
Assignee mentioned p12
Terminology for Patent Analysis p13
Methodology p15
Rationales for choice p17
Patent Search Strategy p18
Patent Selected p21

Executive Summary p22
Overview p23
eMEMS Market p24
Case Study p26
Time Evolution of Patent Publications p27
No dominant player p29
Patent Publications/Market Forecast p29
Autofocus p35
Chemical Sensors p36
Micro-Speakers p37
Scanning Micro-Mirrors p38
Si Microfluidic p39
Ultrasonic MEMS p40

eMEMS Patent Investigation p41
Autofocus p68
Chemical Sensors p94
Micro-Speakers p121
Scanning Micro-Mirrors p143
Si Microfluidic p169
Ultrasonic MEMS p200
Conclusions p223
For each emerging MEMS:
Market and Technology Overview
Relevant and Related Patents
Time Evolution of Patent Publications
Geographic Breakdown of Patent Filings
Main Patent Assignees Ranking
Relevant Patents
Time Evolution by Country of Publication
Time Evolution of Top-15 Patent Assignees
Country of Publication for Top-15 Patent Assignees
Mapping of current IP holders
Patent Assignee IP Network
Summary of Main Assignee Patent Portfolios
Degree of Specialization
Leadership of Main Patent Assignee
Impact Factor of Main Assignee Patent Portfolios
Key Patent Families
Main Patented Technologies of Applicants

Companies Mentioned

Agilent Technologies, Alcatel Lucent, Anritsu, Audio Pixels, Avago Technologies, California Institute of Technology, Cambridge CMOS Sensors, Cambridge Mechatronics, Carl Zeiss, Carnegie Mellon University, CEA, China University of Mining and Technology, Corning, DigitalOptics, Edwards Systems Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), E-pin Optical Industry, Figaro Engineering, Fraunhofer, Fujifilm, Funai Electric, Gemfire, General Electric, GSBS Development, Hitachi, Honeywell, Institute of Microelectronics (CAS), Kaiam, Knowles Electronics, Kolo Technologies, Kotura, Lemoptix, Lensvector, LG, Luxtera, Microvision, MST Technology, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Northrop Grumman, Oclaro, Olympus, Panasonic, Philips, poLight, Purdue Research Foundation, Reflectivity, Robert Bosch, Samsung, Sensirion, Siemens, Siimpel, Stanford University, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, University of Beijing, University of California, University of Michigan, US Departement of Energy, Varioptic, Wuxi Wio Technology, Xerox

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