Huge market opportunities are in sight for power and RF GaN devices in consumer, datacom/telecom, and automotive applications. How is the whole industry preparing to address these emerging markets? Patents offer a unique perspective on the strategies of players to overcome technical challenges, but also supply chain and cost issues. What's more, in a context where foreign dependencies are considered as more and more critical, the patenting activity highlights the emergence of domestic supply chains in various countries. Eventually, patent analysis provides another way to anticipate the competition in the emerging ecosystem for GaN electronics in the next few years.
Dr. Rémi Comyn works for Knowmade as Technology and Patent Analyst in the field of Compound Semiconductors and Electronics. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France) in partnership with CRHEA-CNRS (Sophia-Antipolis, France) and the University of Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). Rémi previously worked in compound semiconductors research laboratory as Research Engineer.