Semiconductors: CEA ranks 4th among European patent filers

Categorie(s) : Industry, MINATEC, News, Research

Published : 5 December 2022

European patent applications are booming in the semiconductor industry, with an increase of 21% in 2021 alone. The biggest contributors to this increase are multinational companies: The latest edition of the EPO’s* annual innovation barometer places Samsung, Intel, and TSMC in first, second, and third place. The CEA, at number four, is the highest-ranked European player.

The rankings confirm CEA-Leti’s status as a groundbreaker in semiconductor R&D, with 320 patent applications in 2021. This result is a significant improvement on 2020 levels, which were adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Across all industries, the CEA comes in second in the French rankings with 528 applications, just behind Safran (540 applications) and ahead of Valeo (500 applications).

*European Patent Office


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