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9th July 2020

Shining a light on Panasonic sale to Nuvoton

When quantity is not enough

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When we see that Panasonic will transfer over 1,400 US patents as part of its recent sale to Nuvoton, what do we hear? On the one hand, Panasonic is delivering against its commitment to exiting unprofitable businesses. Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions (PSCS) sold for $250m, with losses of $214m. On the other hand, Winbond, and its subsidiary Nuvoton, is committed to growing its business even in the face of increased competition and an unstable geopolitical situation.

What is included in the sale?

The Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions portfolio by Technology

The report looks at the following areas:

  • The details behind the sale of over 1400 patents,
  • What technology areas the patents represent,
  • How the geographical spread of these patents impact their new owner,
  • Where this leaves Nuvoton and its parent, Winbond, in comparison to its competitors.

While Nuvoton have bolstered the size of their patent holdings as part of the acquisition, reducing risks depends on having a well-balanced portfolio. To find out more about the deal and the outlook for Nuvoton, download our article below that was published in IAM on 1st July 2020.

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