Meanwhile, in China, the development of computing chip technology has been prioritized to cut reliance on foreign imports. China has launched a national initiative to bolster its capabilities in semiconductor technology and has caused a wave of local semiconductor startups. Some Chinese semiconductor startups to watch out for include Eswin Computing, Changxin Memory Technologies, Senscomm Semiconductor, Yangtze Memory Technologies, ProPlus Electronics, Spectrum Materials, Silicon Integrated, ASR Microelectronics, OnMicro Corporation, Iluvatar CoreX. Due to the growing semiconductor market in China, the government is keen on being self-sufficient in this industry. Thus, an increase in semiconductor patent applications from China can be expected.
The question remains whether the applications would extend to other countries or only remain within the country to support the local market. Patentcloud is a cloud-based patent intelligence platform and is a more reliable source for keeping track of the development of China’s semiconductor patent portfolios.