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Toshiba accuses CMC, Ritek of DVD patent infringement

May 18, 11:15

Toshiba has announced it filed a lawsuit on May 14 with the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin to charge US-based optical disc vendor Imation as well as several...

Acer joins WiMAX Open Patent Alliance

Newswatch - May 14, 10:43

Acer has become a member of the WiMAX Open Patent Alliance (OPA), making it the first among the leading branded PC vendors to join the OPA. Acer's move will help advance the development...

US court ruling rejects Avago suit against Elan

Stockwatch - May 6, 16:17

The United States District Court of Northern California has announced its final ruling on Elan Microelectronics' patent infringement case with Avago Technologies. The court ruled...

Qualcomm and Broadcom settle patent dispute

Apr 28, 10:10

Qualcomm and Broadcom have announced that they have entered into a settlement and multi-year patent agreement. The agreement will result in the dismissal with prejudice of all litigation...

US market: SanDisk may lose ground to Taiwan competitors

Apr 16, 15:10

Taiwan's flash memory device manufacturers as well as US-based Kingston Technology are expected to grab a slice of the US NAND flash market now that the US International Trade Commission...

More Taiwan LCD TV makers caught up in Funai patent dispute in the US

Apr 15, 15:39

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has upheld a patent infringement charge filed by Japan-based Funai and has issued a limited exclusion order to ban imports of digital LCD...

Elan files patent infringement lawsuit against Apple

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 16:30

Taiwan-based IC design house Elan Microelectronics has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California,...

Samsung to pay Spansion US$70 million in patent lawsuit settlement

Apr 8, 10:31

Spansion, a provider of flash memory solutions, has announced that it has settled its patent litigation lawsuits with Samsung Electronics. As part of the settlement, Samsung will...

UMC and LSI settle patent dispute, reach licensing agreement

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 10:12

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced it has ended a patent dispute with chip and storage device designer LSI, and entered into a licensing deal that will be valid...

Smart files patent infringement lawsuit against NextWindow

Apr 3, 10:39

Canada-based Smart Technologies has announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against New Zealand-based NextWindow with a US court to enforce Digital Vision Touch...

Applied Materials wins thin-film court battle with Oerlikon

Apr 2, 16:34

Applied Materials has won a battle against European-based OC Oerlikon Balzers AG in a dispute over IP related to thin-film solar technology. In an oral decision delivered this week,...

Intel accused of using gamesmanship to force Nvidia out of the market, Drew Henry discusses Nvidia counter suit

Mar 27, 17:10

Nvidia has officially filed a counter suit with the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware against Intel for breach...

Nvidia files countersuit against Intel

Mar 27, 11:56

Nvidia has announced that it has filed a countersuit in the Court of Chancery in the State of Delaware against Intel for breach of contract. The action also seeks to terminate Intel's...

Everlight signs license agreement with Osram

Mar 26, 16:58

Everlight Electronics, a Taiwan-based LED packaging house, signed a non-exclusive cross-license agreement with Osram GmbH (Osram), providing the companies, including wholly-owned...

Everlight signs agreement with Osram

Tyntek expects little impact from LED patent lawsuit

Newswatch - Mar 19, 16:46

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Tyntek has disclosed that it has been notified by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) about a patent infringement lawsuit recently filed in the...

Tessera terminates patent lawsuit against packaging and testing firms

Mar 18, 10:37

Tessera Technologies has withdrawn a patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwan- and Singapore-based IC packaging and testing service providers, with industry soruces saying that...

Intel notifies AMD of cross-license breach

Mar 17, 12:26

Intel has disclosed that the company has notified AMD that it believes AMD has breached a 2001 patent cross-license agreement with Intel. Intel believes that Global Foundries is not...

Taiwan court rejects PPT patent infringement claims against NPC

Newswatch - Mar 17, 10:01

Taiwan's intellectual property court has recently ruled in favor of Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board (NPC), who was accused by Phoenix Precision Technology (PPT) of infringing its patent...

US professor files patent complaint against Taiwan and China LED makers

Newswatch - Mar 12, 17:01

Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, a professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia University in New York, has filed a complaint against several LED makers in Taiwan and China...

HTC not to lower first-quarter sales projection despite slow February sales and alleged patent infringement lawsuit

Mar 9, 13:51

High Tech Computer (HTC) has no plans to lower its sales projection for the first quarter of this year despite slow sales in February and the alleged patent infringement lawsuit filed...

Court ruling in favor of IP-Com may prevent HTC shipments in Germany

Stockwatch - Mar 6, 15:56

The District Court of Mannheim Germany announced its judgment regarding one of High Tech Computer's (HTC's) patent infringement cases with German company IP-Com on March 5, according...

Micron agrees to release DRAM technology to Taiwan

Feb 27, 10:45

The Formosa Plastics Group, parent company of Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories, has assured the Taiwan government that Micron Technology will release more than 2,500 patents...

Vizio files FCC request to cease Funai patent enforcement

Feb 23, 15:33

Vizio has filed a request for the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require Funai Electronics and its subsidiary, Funai Corporation, to comply with patent licensing conditions...

Foxconn, Intel top recipients of 2008 Taiwan-issued patents

Jan 21, 10:26

Foxconn (trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry), among all Taiwan-based companies or research/academic organizations, obtained the most Taiwan-issued patents in 2008, while Intel...

Amtran counter sues LCD TV maker Funai

Dec 23, 12:44

Taiwan-based LCD TV maker Amtran Technology filed a patent infringement lawsuit at the United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin against Japan Funai Electric, according...

C-Media to take profits hit as Realtek negotiates new licensing terms

Dec 11, 01:05

Realtek Semiconductor is believed to be renegotiating its patent licensing with C-Media to demand lower fees. If negotiations proceed as planned, C-Media's profits are expected to...

CCL maker Iteq settles patent dispute with Isola

Nov 20, 16:11

Isola USA filed patent infringement complaints against Taiwan-based copper clad laminate (CCL) makers Taiwan Union Technology (TUC) and Iteq in September. Iteq has settled with Isola,...

Rambus files ITC complaint against Nvidia and customers including Asustek, Gigabyte and MSI

Nov 10, 09:57

Rambus has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting the commencement of an investigation pertaining to Nvidia products. The complaint seeks an...

A-Data said to have settled with SanDisk over NAND flash patents

Nov 3, 15:37

Following Afa Technologies' (Afatech's) settlement with SanDisk over its NAND flash-related patent infringement lawsuit, another Taiwan-based flash memory product maker, A-Data Technology,...

Taiwan NAND flash makers turn soft over SanDisk lawsuit

Oct 16, 01:20

Of the 25 companies sued by SanDisk over NAND flash-related patent infringement, one first-tier NAND flash controller chip maker Afa Technologies (Afatech) recently announced it has...

Epistar files LED patent infringement lawsuit against Huga

Oct 8, 15:05

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Epistar has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Huga Optotech, seeking NT$200 million (US$6.16 million).

Isola sues TUC and Iteq for patent infringement

Sep 24, 12:21

PCB material supplier Isola USA last week filed patent infringement complaints against Taiwan Union Technology (TUC) and Iteq with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Industry players...

Fujitsu and Nanya sign licensing agreement to settle DRAM patent dispute

Sep 2, 15:53

Fujitsu Microelectronics and Nanya Technology have announced that they have signed a patent license agreement containing licensing terms with financial arrangements to resolve patent...

Mitac to give up SiRF GPS solutions due to patent dispute

Aug 28, 01:30

Mitac International will stop using GPS chipset solutions provided by US-based SiRF Technology which are involved in SiRF's infringement of six GPS patents belonging to Global Locate,...

Taipei Court rejects PPT patent infringement accusation against NPC

Aug 14, 12:30

The two-year long patent dispute between Phoenix Precision Technology (PPT) and Nan Ya Printed Circuit Board (NPC) over plastic ball-grid array (PBGA) substrates has reached a temporary...

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    Cree launches XLamp XT-E Royal Blue LED

    Cree has introduced the new XLamp XT-E Royal Blue LED optimized for use in remote-phosphor lighting and other applications with similar requirements. Cree also announced a remote-phosphor-component...

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