Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Farhad Tabrizi - updated

Famous quote:
I urge you to please educate others and get their agreement to say, 'NO TO RAMBUS (Inc.) AND NO TO INTEL DOMINATION,' - email written while an executive at Hyundai (later Hynix) to an executive at Hitachi.

Tabrizi responds to an unfavorable ITC determination:
Hynix will increase the production of DRAMs in its Eugene, Oregon fab, which is not subject to the CVD duty imposition, to continue to provide quality DRAMs to its U.S. customers. Therefore, our existing customers in the U.S. will not be affected at all by today's decision. - BUSINESS WIRE, July 23, 2003.

Is this a reverse foreshadowing of how Hynix will respond to any injunction issued by Judge Whyte in favor of Rambus Inc.?

In secret:
Gary Swanson told me yesterday that Mike Sadler wanted to discuss with us on the measures to stabilize the market price. Good move, right? Farhad got the same message from Mike this morning. I think your diplomacy is working. Will work with Farhad and see whether Mike can be down in San Jose in the afternoon of July 16 or in the afternoon of July 17. - Email from C.K. Chung, Hynix, Memory Sale & Marketing Divison July 3, 2001, to SMN, copied Tabrizi and others.

In public:
Certain competitors of Hynix have been doing their best to paint a picture of Hynix as the villain who single-handedly has caused the collapse of DRAM prices. One has to ask, however, is Hynix the real villain, or is it Hynix's competitors . . .? - EBN, November 12, 2001.

Explaining the problem:
Today, the entire semiconductor industry is suffering the worst downturn in its history and the DRAM market is at one of its lowest points. - EBN, November 12,2001.

Where is Tabrizi now?
He has moved on and is now a Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Alliances at Lexar a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash memory products including memory cards, USB flash drives, etc.

. . . and shortly to join his "friends":
Micron Technology, Inc. and Lexar Media, Inc. boards of directors have unanimously approved and have executed an amendment to their merger agreement providing for an increase in the exchange ratio that each outstanding share of Lexar common stock would receive in the merger from 0.5625 shares of Micron common stock to 0.5925 shares of Micron common stock.

Lexar litigation:
Lexar is embroiled in litigation with Toshiba and in March 2005 was awarded more than $465 million by a California jury for damages based on breach of fiduciary duty and theft of trade secrets. The case is on appeal.

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