Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
FCC Proposes More 6 GHz Spectrum For Unlicensed Use
Latest Firefox Brings Enhanced Tracking Protection
Uber to Increase London Fares to Fund All-Electric Future
Western Digital Releases 3D NAND UFS Embedded Flash Drive, WD Purple microSD Card and Video Surveillance Data Management
Qualcomm Releases Smart Headset Reference Design for Amazon Alexa Voice Service
5G Smartphones are Coming in 2019
HTC's Exodus 1 Blockchain Phone Available For Preorder, Costs 0.15 bitcoin
Samsung S10 Series Could Include 5G Model
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > UMC Cou...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, January 15, 2018
UMC Countersuits Micron


United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) has filed a lawsuit against Micron Technology subsidiaries in China for patent infringements.

Last month, Micron filed suit against UMC in the U.S.

UMC has been expanding its business in China, the world's largest and fastest growing semiconductor market. In addition to operating foundries in China, the company has licensed memory technology to various companies there.

"After conducting an in-depth review, UMC found that Micron's products sold in mainland China did indeed infringe upon the patent rights of the company, and thus patent infringement litigation has been pursued in order to obtain fair judgment," UMC said in a statement.

UMC said it is filing suit against Micron Semiconductor (Xi'an) Co. Ltd. and Micron Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. in the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The lawsuit covers three areas that allegedly infringe upon UMC's patent rights in China, including memory applications that relate to DDR4, SSD and memory used in graphics cards.

In the complaint, UMC has requested the court to order potential defendants to stop manufacturing, processing, importing, selling and intending to sell the allegedly infringing products, destroy all inventory and related molds and tools and demand that Micron compensate UMC for a total amount of RMB 270 million ($41.8 million) in damages.

Last December, Micron filed a civil suit in federal court in Northern California under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and civil provision of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act against against UMC and China's Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. (JHICC) alleging theft of its trade secrets and other misconduct.

JHICC has transferred technology from UMC and invested $5.65 billion in a local fab for memory production.

China is trying to enter the memory business. Last year, China announced a $24 billion memory project in central China's Wuhan city. Yangtze River Storage Technology (YRST), leading the effort, aims to build 3D NAND fabs. YRST is backed by China's Tsinghua Unigroup.

Tsinghua Unigroup has another DRAM and 3D NAND project in Nanjing. The total investment in both projects exceeds $54 billion.


Previous
Next
Fujitsu and The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun Create AI-Based System to Automate Article Summaries        All News        Ford to Invest $11 billion, Offer 40 Electrified Vehicles by 2022
Fujitsu Releases New Enterprise Tablet and PC Models     PC Parts News      CES 2018: iBUYPOWER, MSI and ORIGIN Announce new Gaming PCs

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Micron Wants to Buy Remaining Interest in IM Flash Technologies to Advance the 3D XPoint Technology
Micron Releases the P1 NVMe QLC Solid State Drive
Micron Announces New $100 Million Venture Investment in AI
UMC and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Won't Develop 7nm Technology
Micron Announces Investment in its Semiconductor Manufacturing Plant in Manassas, Virginia
Micron and Intel to End Their 3D XPoint Joint Development Partnership
Micron Says UMC Patent Ruling Will Have Minimal Impact to Revenue
Micron Chip Sales Banned in China, UMC Says
UMC Buys Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor
Micron GDDR6 Memory Enters Volume Production
Micron Had a Record Quarter in Terms of Revenue and Profitability
Micron and Intel Deliver First 1Tb - 4bits/cell QLC 3D NAND Die

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .