Monday, May 12, 2008

Hynix Semiconductor to lose U.S. DRAM market?

If Rambus Inc. has its way, within weeks Hynix Semiconductor will be prohibited from selling or manufacturing SDRAM, SGRAM, Handy SDRAM products, DDR SDRAM, DDR2 SDRAM, DDR3 SDRAM, GDDR DRAM, GDDR2 SDRAM, GDDR3 DRAM and DDR SGRAM products (infringing products) in the United States of America.

In a filing of May 9, 2008 in US District Court, Northern District of California, Rambus asks Judge Whyte:
1) Make Hynix pay Rambus for all Hynix manufactured and or Hynix U.S. sales of the infringing products;
2) U.S. manufactured products to include uncut wafers shipped from the U.S.
3) SDRAM-related products at 1% royalty;
4) DDR-related products at 4.25% royalty;
5) Interest on the entire damages award, including supplemental damages;
6) Rambus's attorney fees;
7) Permanently enjoin Hynix from the manufacture and or sale of the infringing products in the U.S.; and
8) Do not require Rambus to sign a compulsory license with Hynix.

Donkey Notes:

At the end of the day, Hynix will pay the ultimate price for willfully stealing Rambus IP. Samsung and Micron will face similar fates.

Suddenly, Qimonda, labor issues included, is looking less unattractive.

Elpida will sign a license agreement before June 24, 2008, the date of the hearing in front of the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte.

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