Project Examples

TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE SEMICONDUCTOR COMPANY (2020)

A German-based investment company was considering the possibility of an investment in a French company. This was growth financing after the product was fully developed. The product was a special tester for specific, active devices on wafer level as well as on the assembled device.

Tech Diligence was mandated to perform a commercial due diligence at worldwide level. Due to the complexity of the process and the fact that the components were still under development, for both semiconductor manufacturers as well as  for special applications, also sensor manufacturers were contacted.

The final report led to the investment being realized and we received very positive feedback from both the investment company and the target company.

OUT-OF-COURT MEDIATION FOR QUALITY ISSUE (2015)

A large US company with subsidiaries in Europe did supply defective products (sensors for end users) over an extended period. The cause of the error was – allegedly – the faulty software of a sub-supplier. Both companies were faced with massive economic problems, as the supplier would not have “survived” this damage and the sensor manufacturer had to replace many elements incurring large expenses. Both companies had an interest in a quick settlement, for which the legal process would have been too long.

Tech Diligence was commissioned by the American company to help reach an amicable solution by proper mediation. To this end, a comprehensive analysis of the causes of the error was carried out together with university institutes and the Fraunhofer Society. Afterwards, several meetings were held to first ensure that defect-free products could be delivered. After that, the damage was quantified, and an allocation was accepted by both parties.

COURT OPINION FOR PATENT DISPUTE IN UK (2011)

A large U.S. digital printing company sued a small British company for infringement of essential patents on digital printing rolls for laser printers.

Tech Diligence was commissioned by the British company to prepare an expert opinion proving that there is no patent infringement. This opinion – together with the legal advisors – was presented in court in London and led to the dismissal of the lawsuit and the British company continued to sell its products worldwide without any restrictions.