Seoul Semiconductor LED patents top 10K mark

January 20, 2012 – BUSINESS WIRE — LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has applied, registered, and secured more than 10,000 patents for light emitting diodes (LEDs) globally. The company holds a patent portfolio across a broad range of technologies and processes, including material, design, manufacturing and methodology.

Seoul Semiconductor invests 10-20% of its annual revenue in research and development, including funding of an affiliate company. Seoul Semiconductor’s strategy is to hold a large number of patents, and cross-license with major LED corporations, noted Brian Wilcox, vice president of Seoul Semiconductor, saying "R&D is our future and patents heighten our competitiveness."

The company holds patent rights for Acrich, a semiconductor light source using a multi-cell architecture. Starting in 2012, Seoul Semiconductor expects increased business activity from the Acrich2 AC LED technology, as it goes into production. The LED maker also has patent rights for deep UV LED technology, which it expects to be a future commercial success.

Seoul Semiconductor is a top LED supplier with a range of LED technology and production capacity in areas such as deep UV LEDs and non-polar LEDs, as well as Acrich AC LEDs. Learn more at

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