Wolfspeed has invested significant resources in developing new technologies to lead the transformation from silicon semiconductor devices to semiconductor devices based on silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN). Our efforts are shaping the future of semiconductor markets: the transition to electric vehicles, the move to faster 5G networks, the evolution of renewable energy and energy storage, and the advancement of industrial applications that benefit from the advanced properties of these wide bandgap semiconductor materials. Wolfspeed continues to invest in research and development to enable new products and facilitate market growth. Wolfspeed chooses to protect many of its innovations by obtaining patents. As of December 7, 2020, Wolfspeed has:
- 665 issued U.S. patents
- 1438 issued foreign patents
- 182 pending U.S. applications
- 264 pending foreign applications
Wolfspeed may choose to partner with other parties and promote the use of its proprietary technology through intellectual property licensing. A license to Wolfspeed's patents can enable other companies to improve existing products, enter new markets or speed time-to-market of new products.
A description of the licensing programs offered by Wolfspeed may be found on the Wolfspeed Licensing Programs web page. Should you wish to explore licensing Wolfspeed technology, including programs not described on the Wolfspeed Licensing Programs web page, please send us an email describing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of publicly announced Wolfspeed licensees may be found on this website on the Wolfspeed Licensees web page. With this information you can ensure that you are receiving licensed products from your supplier. Wolfspeed trademark information may be found on the Trademark web page.