In December last year (2019), ASPEED Technology Inc. (“ASPEED”) celebrated the move of its corporate headquarters to the Taiwan Fertilizer Building located at Gongdao 5th Road, Hsinchu City. Today, ASPEED announced the completion of its Corporate Patent Wall at the Hsinchu headquarters. ASPEED has always attached great importance to the protection of intellectual property rights and key technology patents. In 2016, the merger and acquisition of Broadcom’s Emulex Pilot™ became the key to expand the overall breadth of patents and technologies for the BMC remote server management chips. In light of the increasing international patent litigation trend in recent years, ASPEED’s patent layout can protect its own core technologies while benefiting customer product protection and long-term cooperation.
Chairman Chris Lin stated, “In light of the global enterprise operation development trend, intellectual property rights have become an essential segment to global economic and trade layout as well as sustainable enterprise development. Since ASPEED’s establishment in 2004, we have invested considerable efforts into patent acquisition and protection, and inspired our R&D teams to actively obtain the key patents. After the acquisition of Emulex Pilot™ in 2016, ASPEED has comprehensively complemented the integrity of its BMC product line global patent layout in order to provide more valuable solutions to the customers and enhanced our competitiveness in the server market.” Take the US patents obtained by ASPEED as an example: patent US08375115B2 primarily provides remote and near end control/management server functions for single chip IC in the integrated server system for data processing; patent US08144160B2 primary provides an apparatus to capture display parameters and monitor non-intrusive frame buffer memory information for remote display; patents US08838856B2 and US09727520B2 are mainly applied to control the Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART) for the integrated server system; and patent US09024878B2 is focused on controlling the mouse for the integrated server system and ensuring the control of the local cursor positioning and the cursor synchronization from a remote computer system. Many of these patents involve mastering the key technologies of the BMC remote server management chips on the integrated server system. In addition, ASPEED has also accumulated numerous Taiwanese patents over the years. We will continue to inspire SoC software and hardware R&D talents to acquire more intellectual property patents, significantly improve the intellectual property layout for our server remote management chips, maintain stability for the server Cloud market and long-term strategic brand customers/partners in the future, and thereby enhance the corporate value and internationalization of ASPEED.
About ASPEED Technology Inc.
ASPEED Technology Inc. is a highly innovative fabless IC-design company founded in 2004 and headquartered in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan. As a pioneer and leader of cutting-edge SoC system solutions with a focus on the niche markets of high-margin products, the company's specialties range from Server Management SoC solution, PC/AV extension solution , to the latest Cupola360 multi-image stitching image processor.
ASPEED has been dedicated to developing innovative technologies in order to quickly respond to customer needs, which has made the company a leading provider of innovative SoC system solutions as well as a reliable business partner. ASPEED is currently the world's No. 1 BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) chip provider, and has been honored as one of "Forbes Asia's 200 Best Under a Billion" companies in 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019. In 2016, ASPEED acquired Broadcom's Emulex Pilot™ remote server management chip business. For more detailed information, please visit ASPEED website at www.ASPEEDTECH.com and Cupola360.com.