“Innovation in its modern meaning is “a new idea, creative thoughts, new imaginations in the form of device or method. Innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs.”
In today’s world, one of the metrics for measuring how innovative a company is by analyzing the ‘Patent Count’ of that company. Given below is the list of Top 50 Innovative Companies in the World based on the Number of Patents granted.
- IBM: Total number of patents granted – 9,100.
- Samsung: Total number of patents granted -5,850.
- Canon: Total number of patents granted – 3,056.
- Intel Corp: Total number of patents granted – 2,735.
- LG Electronics: Total number of patents granted – 2,474.
- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC): Total number of patents granted -2,465.
- Microsoft: Total number of patents granted – 2,353.
- Qualcomm : Total number of patents granted – 2,300.
- Apple : Total number of patents granted – 2,160.
- Ford Global Technologies: Total number of patents granted – 2,123.
- Google: Total number of patents granted – 2,070.
- Amazon: Total number of patents granted – 2,035.
- Toyota Motor Corp: Total number of patents granted –1,959.
- Samsung Display Co Ltd: Total number of patents granted –1,948 .
- Sony Corp: Total number of patents granted -1, 688.
- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd: Total number of patents granted – 1,648 .
- BOE Technology Group Co Ltd: Total number of patents granted -1,634 .
- General Electric Co: Total number of patents granted -1,597.
- Hyundai Motor Co: Total number of patents granted – 1,369.
- Ericsson: Total number of patents granted – 1,353.
- Seiko Epson Corp: Total number of patents granted – 1,285.
- Panasonic: Total number of patents granted -1,254.
- Boeing Co: Total number of patents granted – 1,227.
- Robert Bosch: Total number of patents granted -1,136.
- Mitsubishi Electric: Total number of patents granted –1,106.
- Toshiba: Total number of patents granted – 1,104.
- GM Global: Total number of patents granted – 1,046.
- Ricoh: Total number of patents granted – 1,043 .
- Fujitsu: Total number of patents granted – 1,038 .
- United Technologies: Total number of patents granted – 1,011.
- Denso Corp: Total number of patents granted -1,003.
- AT&T: Total number of patents granted – 985 .
- Honda Motors: Total number of patents granted -926 .
- Micron Technologies: Total number of patents granted – 924.
- Semiconductor Energy Lab: Total number of patents granted -870.
- Siemens: Total number of patents granted -870.
- Cisco: Total number of patents granted -848.
- Phillips: Total number of patents granted – 844.
- Halliburton Energy Services: Total number of patents granted -807.
- EMC IP Holding: Total number of patents granted -801.
- SK Hynix: Total number of patents granted -801.
- Texas Instruments: Total number of patents granted -785.
- Honeywell: Total number of patents granted -749.
- Murata Manufacturing: Total number of patents granted -743.
- NEC Corp: Total number of patents granted -715.
- Toshiba Memory Corp: Total number of patents granted -700.
- Oracle: Total number of patents granted -685.
- LG Display: Total number of patents granted – 681.
- Dell: Total number of patents granted -668.
- Fujitsu: Total number of patents granted -658.
Tokocrypto Launches Toko Token (TKO), a CeFi-DeFi hybrid and Indonesia's first virtual currency project
JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 9, 2021 — On, April 7, 2021, Binance Smart Chain (BSC) officially began trading their signature self-built “Toko Token” (TKO), Indonesia’s first local virtual currency project on Binance Launchpad, the largest virtual currency launchpad worldwide, according to Tokocrypto.
The currency was launched with $0.1 per coin with a total supply of 500 million shares and enables high-speed transactions at low fees. TKO recorded an oversubscription of 201,406 individuals with a total of 10,502,201 BNB at the launch date.
The TKO offers a unique hybrid feature by combining the advantages of both the Centralized Finance (CeFi) and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) model which is the first in Indonesia. “The birth of TKO is a big achievement for us. It will be the most appropriate vehicle to help Indonesian realize the unlimited potential that we can achieve through blockchain technology,” said Pang Xue Kai, Founder & CEO of Tokocrypto platform.
Accordingly, the ResearchAndMarkets.com in December 2019 reported global fintech market are showing a significant increase in 2018, reflecting greater application of blockchain in financial services around the world. The research covered Southeast Asian countries and it forecasted blockchain market size will reach US$23.3 billion by 2023, representing a CAGR of 81% over the period from 2018 to 2023.
“The age of blockchain and virtual currency is here. With the technology from BSC that offers user-friendly services, it allows Indonesia with a large population of approximately 270 million to enjoy a financial system that is equivalent to developed countries,” said Kai.
Kai explained, as the first local Indonesian virtual currency project, TKO offers a hybrid currency model. Several services the currency offers are Exchange Platform Token that offers trading fee discounts, airdrop entitlement, merchandise redemption.
TKO can be used in deposit and savings programs such as TKO Deposit, TKO Savings, and TKO Cashback. Furthermore, as DeFi product, TKO will be integrated on third-party DeFi platforms via farming pools, lending, and more. Finally, the Tokocrypto will pioneer the Indonesian NFT landscape with Indonesia’s first-of-its-kind marketplace for digital collectibles and creative assets from emerging young artists.
He continued, “Through TKO, we aim to build an “Indonesia Strategy” for Indonesians, where this solution can reach out to everyone in the country on top of general financial services,” said Kai.
Why Customer Service AI Chatbots Are The Future
Customer service is an integral part of all businesses irrespective of the type of product or service a company manufacturers, retails or provides. Customer service is an ongoing part of a consumer’s decision making process, and is required at each step accordingly. Whenever the customer has a query or feedback about the company’s products and services, they are likely to contact the company through its customer service channels.
A growing trend in the field of customer service is the rise of usage of AI chatbots, that do the same work as customer service representatives, in a more quick, smooth and cost-efficient manner. The following are a few reasons that underline and detail why customer service AI chatbots like ADA are the future for all businesses:
- Customer service AI chatbots are cost-efficient
While the initial cost of purchasing and training an AI chatbot can be considerably high, in the long run, AI chatbots prove to be very cost efficient. One chatbot can replace multiple customer service representatives and save the company thousands of dollars annually in human resource costs. Additionally, humans risk the event of making a mistake in guiding customers about certain topics, which in worst cases can lead to high legal penalties if the customer files a complaint in court. AI chatbots are self-learning, and do have the same bone as humans to make errors.
- Customer service AI chatbots can interact through voice and text
Earlier, chatbots could communicate with humans only and mostly through text. However, with research and development and the application of Natural Language Processing techniques, it has been made possible for chatbots to communicate through chat and voice both, hence giving customers a well rounded experience in terms of service quality. Additionally, devices that are voice-driven, such as Siri and Alexa, are becoming increasingly popular amongst individuals and people are used to that sort of service by customer service AI chatbots as well.
- Customer service AI chatbots can also be used for internal communication
Other than being of use for customers, such chatbots can also help employees search for answers to their issues. Employees would be able to save up on time and effort by using AI chatbots for getting their queries solved. AI chatbots are also incredibly useful in setting up training sessions for employees which would incredibly help in lowering training costs for the employers.
- Customer service AI chatbots can do much more than solve basic problems
Other than answering generic customer queries along the lines of what a product does, what are its uses, how do finalize payment, if there are any warranties, etc. a AI service chatbot would be able to solve other problems as well. AI chatbots would be able to search through any product manuals and look for information they did not previously know. They would be able to become smarter by the day by learning and storing new information themselves with experience and time. They would be able to work and get data fed into them two ways – from the admin side and from their own experiential side.
Humans are constantly evolving and so are their preferences. They require 24/7, on the spot service and want what they want and whenever they want. AI service chatbots are able to do just that – something that is unachievable and impractical for humans to do. Human resources can be directed towards other productive tasks such as training the AI chatbot or saving their services for queries that are too complex for a chatbot to handle, or would be better handled by an individual if a customer demands it so. Either way, customer services are likely to transform in the near future completely with the help of AI chatbots.
Napatech Secures Lenovo Design Win
Napatech™ (OSLO: NAPA.OL), the leading provider of programmable SmartNICs, today announced that Lenovo, a tier-1 global server manufacturer, has partnered with Napatech to deliver 25- and 100-gigabit Ethernet programmable SmartNICs to data centers.
The solution is the result of joint product and technology development between Napatech and Lenovo to meet the most demanding requirements of the largest 5G mobile telecommunications operators and cloud service providers worldwide. It dramatically improves the networking performance and CPU utilization of servers deployed in virtualized environments and is tailored specifically for the highest-growth applications, services and use cases driving demand for programmable SmartNICs.
The Lenovo SmartNICs are powered by field-programmable gate arrays (FGPAs), the most widely deployed acceleration technology for programmable SmartNICs. The Lenovo product line includes the TRXFP50V04 (half-height, 2-port, 25 GbE) and the TRXFP200V02 (full-height, 2-port, 100 GbE). The programmable SmartNICs include production-grade FPGA software that delivers line-rate throughput, ultra-low latency and is packed with networking, security and virtualization features including open virtual switch (OVS) offload, live migration, hardware quality of service, telemetry, service chaining and OpenStack orchestration.
Starting with 5G telecom and cloud data center operators in the Greater China market, Lenovo together with Napatech plans to extend the SmartNIC solutions globally to the world’s top network operators. Napatech estimates the revenue potential of the design win to exceed US $10 million over the life of the product, with customer orders ramping up in the second half of 2021.
Tong Li, distinguished researcher and executive director, Converged Network Business Unit, Lenovo, said: “Leading operators of large-scale data centers routinely choose Lenovo. Extending our solutions to include programmable SmartNICs gives our customers greater performance, better server utilization and a programmable acceleration engine to continually enhance their networks.”
Manoj Sukumaran, senior analyst, datacenter compute, Omdia, said: “Customers across market segments are adopting programmable Ethernet adapters, and we expect one in three Ethernet adapters shipped will be a programmable NIC by 2024. These new programmable SmartNICs and software tools would allow Lenovo to offer a compelling server connectivity option to its customers.”
Ray Smets, chief executive officer, Napatech, said: “Cloud and 5G telecommunications service providers are gearing up to handle a massive increase in mobile users, devices and applications in an increasingly always-on, connected, mobile world. They must achieve this challenge while improving operational simplicity, efficiency and total cost of ownership. Lenovo’s programmable SmartNICs offer network operators an easy way to meet all of these challenges with a powerful platform to grow and differentiate their products and services.”
Napatech helps companies to reimagine their business by bringing hyperscale computing benefits to IT organizations of every size. We enhance open and standard virtualized servers to boost innovation and release valuable computing resources that improve services and increase revenue. Our programmable SmartNICs are based on a broad set of FPGA software for leading IT compute, network and security applications that are supported on a wide array of FPGA hardware designs.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 63,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we are also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Weibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.
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