• Over a Decade of Experience in Automotive Applications

    Our work in the automotive sector includes in-depth surveys of the automotive semiconductor market, broad patent landscaping within the automotive electronics sector, development of an extensive Vendor Knowledge database of integrated circuits used in automotive applications, custom technical and patent analysis work for a variety of OEM parts providers, as well as feature, design and structural analysis of automotive semiconductors stretching back to 1995.

    Automotive Technology and Intellectual Property Management

    TechInsights can help automakers and suppliers to protect their market position, manage costs and identify additional revenue streams through:

    • Competitive benchmarking, patent landscaping and patent mapping to assist in market entry due diligence decisions. Understand the intellectual property and technology strengths of your competitors to enable differentiation, guide important technical design decisions and guide the acquisition of patents to enable lower risk market entry.
    • Patent monetization services: licensing, infringement and brokerage. We provide experienced, objective 3rd-party analysis at component, circuit and system levels to support assertion of patent claims and patent brokerage valuation.
    • Costing and supplier intelligence: understand the underlying cost structure of components to support price negotiation with vendors.


    TechInsights’ patent and technology experts can provide technical and patent analysis for a wide range of automotive electronics and embedded systems including integrated circuits and electronic systems such as SoCs, microcontrollers, communications systems and MEMS devices. These systems include:

    • body control (seat positioning, door/window controls, telematics)
    • infotainment (entertainment, navigation, communication)
    • power train control (engine and transmission monitoring, diagnostics and control, drive-by-wire systems, etc.)
    • safety and security systems (ABS, suspension system, steering, tire pressure monitoring, air-bags, proximity detection, lane detection, collision avoidance, automatic parking assistance technology, etc.)



TechInsights originated in 1989 as Semiconductor Insights. Now, 25+ years later, we are headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with state of the art labs, an expansive research portfolio and over 180 employees worldwide.