United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court of the People's Republic of China (PRC) today issued a preliminary injunction against Micron Semiconductor (Xi'an) Co, Ltd and Micron Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co, Ltd enjoining Micron from offering to sell, and selling in the PRC 26 DRAM and NAND-related items, including certain solid-state hard drives (SSD) and memory sticks in China.
Jason Wang, co-president of UMC, stated, "UMC is pleased with today's decision. UMC invests heavily in its intellectual property and aggressively pursues any company that infringes UMC's patents."
UMC filed patent infringement lawsuits against Micron with the mainland China courts in January, 2018, covering three areas, including specific memory applications related to DDR4, SSD and memory used in graphics cards. With today's ruling, Micron's products now face injunction for violating UMC's patent rights in a court verdict that applies to all of mainland China.
UMC has devoted a great deal of resources and manpower to researching and developing semiconductor manufacturing technology. Its achievements can be applied to logic chips or memory chips (DRAM), and the company has been awarded patents by various countries. UMC continuously monitors these patents as market conditions evolve. When violations occur, UMC stands ready pursue patent infringement litigation in order to obtain judgment and remedies to protect the intellectual property rights of the company.
UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.
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