NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) today announced that Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, has listed NXP in its highly anticipated list of 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators. The report honors the most innovative corporations and institutions in the world determined by analyzing proprietary data including volume and success rates of patents, global reach and invention influence.
NXP was selected, among other attributes, for its strong patent portfolio, which currently includes more than 9,000 patent families. In 2016 alone, the company was granted nearly 1,700 individual national patents and nearly 5,000 other national patent applications are in progress. The impressive volume of patent activity truly reflects the magnitude and scope of the innovative products that NXP brings to market, as well as its strength and leadership in the electronics industry. An example of this innovation can be seen in NXP’s recent product announcements at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (Jan 4-8, 2017).
“Creating secure connections for the smarter world starts with true innovation and a passion for changing lives through technology – it’s in our DNA,” said Richard Clemmer, CEO of NXP Semiconductors. “We believe that our place in this list is the result of the continuing efforts of R&D, our dedicated engineers, and the teams responsible for actively endorsing our IP in the marketplace. I am very proud of what we have accomplished to date and thank Clarivate Analytics for this recognition.”