News Release

YASKAWA Receives “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020” for the Fifth Straight Years

NewsApr 01, 2020

Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Head Office: Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture; Representative Director and President: Hiroshi Ogasawara) was selected as a “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2020” by Clarivate Analytics (Headquarters: Philadelphia, USA) for the fifth straight years since 2015.

Clarivate Analytics, a global information service company, selects the 100 most innovative companies and organizations in the world based on their intellectual property and patent data. It independently analyzes intellectual property and patent trends with four criteria to evaluate this award: “the volume of patent” “success rate” “Globalization” and “Influence of the patent in citation”. Of these criteria, YASKAWA received a particularly high rating to “influence” which indicates the number of patents cited in other companies’ inventions.

In keeping with its founding spirit of “technology company”, YASKAWA is dedicated to research and development that is the best in the world and the world first. Going forward, YASKAWA continues to develop technologies on a global scale that supports the sustainable development of the business. Through these technologies, YASKAWA will create new value for society and continue to increase the corporate value.


Reference: Clarivate Analytics press release


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