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OPTi claims NVIDIA skipping royalty payments

updated 01:55 pm EST, Thu December 10, 2009

OPTi tries to eke more cash from GPU maker

Patent holder OPTi this afternoon launched arbitration against NVIDIA in an attempt to garner more royalty payments. It claims that the GeForce creator is breaching a licensing deal struck in 2006 for "pre-snoop" memory technology by declining to pay five quarterly payments worth $3.75 million. It's also allegedly continuing to use the predictive technique and could owe as many 12 total payments.

NVIDIA hasn't yet responded to the call for arbitration.

OPTi is infamous in the technology industry as it relies solely on patent-related lawsuits and royalties for its business, just recently winning a $21.7 million ruling against Apple that is being contested on appeal. Other targets have included AMD and VIA.



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