Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Rambus seeks to halt Hynix RAM shipments

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Thu March 27, 2008

Rambus Seeks Hynix Ban

Memory producer Rambus today revealed that it will petition for an injunction against industry rival Hynix, barring the latter from shipping RAM that allegedly infringes on Rambus patents. The action was requested after a federal court green-lighted legal efforts against Hynix as well as fellow memory producers Micron and Nanya, saying that the move to enforce patents would not tread on US antitrust laws. Rambus has said it would be willing to license the patents in exchange for royalties for memory sold.

A successful injunction and license would potentially restrict the supply of RAM for computers from many larger computer manufacturers, many of whom depend on the second-largest world supplier, and would result in total licensing royalties worth hundreds of millions of dollars for Rambus over the course of the next ten years.

All three of the accused firms have rejected the concept of an injunction and say they will appeal the injunction to permit continued sales of their technology. Micron responded to the news by asserting that none of the disputed patents have merit, negating the initial justification for the ban.

Rambus is best known for the high-speed RAM used with certain Pentium 4 processors earlier this decade as well as the XDR memory used with Sony's PlayStation 3.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News