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Sumitomo Electric Receives Thomson Reuters 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator Award

February 1, 2012
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has received the Thomson Reuters 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator Award from Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading intelligent information service company (Headquarters: New York, U.S.; Japan Office: Tokyo).

Commemorative trophyThis award is given to 100 companies that are vigorously working on innovative developments, are committed to protection of intellectual property rights and have generated globally influential inventions. Using strict analytics and metrics and objective intellectual property data, Thomson Reuters analyzed patent activities to select the world’s most innovative companies. The four criteria for selection are: “Success” (the ratio of published applications to granted patents), “Global” (patent portfolio in major world markets), “Influence” (the impact of an invention determined by the frequency of citations by other companies) and “Volume” (the number of innovative patents).

The Sumitomo Electric Group has been pushing ahead with development of new products and businesses that will contribute to the progress of society, in accordance with the following principles: “Attaching importance to technology,” and “Building technical expertise, realize changes and strive for consistent growth.” Our efforts have resulted in many innovative products, such as superconducting cables and semiconductor materials for green lasers. We believe this recognition is due to the collective effort of the Sumitomo Electric Group.

With our superb creativity, we at the Sumitomo Electric Group continue to develop original, excellent technologies, anticipating social changes and technological trends.


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