SEL ranks 2nd in Semiconductor Mfg Sector
in IEEE spectrum's U. S. Patent Power Ranking 2015

November, 2015
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

SEL ranked 2nd in the Semiconductor Manufacturing (Mfg) Sector in IEEE spectrum's U.S. Patent Power Ranking 2015,* the same as last year and the rank is higher than those of many famous companies. In the ranking of 17 sectors in total, SEL ranked 10th in overall Pipeline Power thus moving up one spot in comparison to last year.

SEL is going to continue offering high quality patents to further technological progress by the joint collaboration of our R&D and Intellectual Property Divisions as well as by actively obtaining patents, so that SEL can get higher in the ranking of 17 sectors.

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*IEEE Spectrum Patent Power 2015:
The ranking is reported by IEEE spectrum, a magazine published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, on its website. More than 6,000 organizations including companies, universities, and government agencies were evaluated according to their patent portfolios including the number of U.S. patents, patent activity, the number of cited patents, the variety of technologies and so on in 2014. The organizations were ranked based on their Pipeline Power in 17 independent categories such as chemical and computer software.
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