Selected as One of World’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies for Three Consecutive Years

March 1, 2019

TOKYO, Japan ― Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced it has been awarded with a trophy for the Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator 2018-19 by Clarivate Analytics for the third year in a row. This prestigious award by Clarivate Analytics acknowledges the world’s most innovative corporations and institutions that lead world businesses by protecting their ideas for creative and original inventions with intellectual property rights and succeed in converting those ideas to businesses.

Clarivate Analytics analyzes intellectual property and patent trends based on proprietary data to determine the world's most innovative corporations and institutions. The Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators methodology is based on four principle criteria: “Volume”: the number of patents granted, “Success”: the ratio of patents granted to patents applied for), “Globalization”: the number of patents applied for at the government agency in charge of patents in China, Europe, Japan, and the US, and “Influence”: the number of times patents are referenced.

Clarivate Analytics commented that it has acknowledged Renesas for its particularly outstanding scores in the “Influence” area, which resulted in the selection this time. The award indicates the globally-recognized success and value of Renesas solutions delivered from the originality and innovativeness of its technologies.

Renesas intends to further promote the development of advanced technologies by taking advantage of its technological expertise, and to develop businesses by protecting its intellectual property assets.

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About Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics is the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Building on a heritage going back more than a century and a half, we have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet. Today, Clarivate Analytics is a new and independent company on a bold entrepreneurial mission to help our clients radically reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing innovations. For more information, please visit

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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