Rambus files new round of law suits: 01Dec10 ....16Feb11...
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rambus files new round of law suits: 01Dec10
Some of you may not be aware that there was a first round of court charges, settlements and havoc that resulted.
One result that was not well recorded was the failure of nVidia Graphics after the responsibility of guilt and theft was found.
Could this be a return to those events? Dr. Bill Dally was involved in the original charges by Rambus.
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This time around the ARM Cortex series A Processors may be influenced by Court results, Rambus vs. nVidia.
The ARM Cortex A15 is reported to be the "Atom Smasher to end all Atom smashing".... http://www.nvidia.com/content/PDF/tegra_white_papers/Benefits-of-Multi-core-CPUs-in-Mobile-Devices_Ver1.2.pdf
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Does History repeat... Some say it does.
I believe a ban will be placed on nVidia Motherboards and some Graphics Cards just as last time they and Rambus tangled over patent and intellectual property rights. That is what spoiled Fermi and half a dozen motherboards.
The blockage of imports to the USA should begin on 15Feb11, or when Rambus wins their case.
It is interesting to note that the Rambus decision against nVidia spelled the silencing of the Shills and halted sale of parts, that was good news; however, resulting insurance battles over bumpgate and the questionable sale and resale of parts and pre-ordered parts... resulted in decline of sales and the demise of Graphics Card Manufacturers... It will be interesting to watch the shills as they jump ship from Company to Company and Forum to Forum. Nothing too serious just a little bit of virtual cleansing. I would sure like to hear XFX's take on the new Rambus charges. ...28Dec10... ... note: This section reports determination of first litigation...
July 26, 2010
ITC Issues Notice of Final Determination in Rambus Matter Regarding NVIDIA Products
Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders to Be Issued http://investor.rambus.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=492444 ... end of note... ...~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
December 1, 2010
Rambus Files ITC Complaint against Broadcom, Freescale, LSI, MediaTek, NVIDIA and STMicroelectronics
Patent infringement pursued against same companies in U.S. District Court
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world's premier technology licensing companies, today announced it has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting the commencement of an investigation pertaining to products from Broadcom Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., LSI Corporation, MediaTek Inc., NVIDIA Corporation and STMicroelectronics N. V. The complaint seeks an exclusion order barring the importation, sale for importation, or sale after importation of products from Broadcom, Freescale, LSI, NVIDIA and STMicroelectronics that infringe certain patents from the Dally1 family of patents, and of products from Broadcom, Freescale, LSI, MediaTek and STMicroelectronics that infringe certain patents from the Barth family of patents. In an earlier investigation requested by Rambus, the ITC found that these same Barth patents were valid and infringed by NVIDIA products, and issued an exclusion order in July of this year.... http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/RMBS/1113379380x0x425771/02047972-92A8-4760-9016-D9946E13152E/2010-12-01_Broadcom_Complaint_for_Patent_Infringement.pdf ...
Date: 6th Dec 2010
Rambus says for the Dally patents, the accused semiconductor products from these companies include ones that incorporate PCI Express, certain Serial ATA, certain Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), and DisplayPort interfaces. In the case of the Barth patents, the accused semiconductor products include ones that incorporate DDR, DDR2, DDR3, mobile DDR, LPDDR, LPDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers. Accused semiconductor products in the complaint include graphics processors, media processors, communications processors, chip sets and other logic integrated circuits (ICs).
Rambus also filed separate actions for patent infringement against Broadcom, Freescale, LSI, MediaTek and STMicroelectronics in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuits allege that semiconductor products with certain memory controllers and/or serial links from the above companies infringe certain patents from the Farmwald-Horowitz, Barth, and Dally patent families. In the case of MediaTek, only infringement of the Barth and Farmwald-Horowitz patents for certain memory controllers is alleged. Rambus also filed an action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against NVIDIA for infringement of certain Dally patents. The categories of accused semiconductor products in the District Court complaints include the same categories accused in the ITC complaint, as well as SDR memory controllers. Rambus is seeking injunctive relief barring the infringement, contributory infringement, and inducement to infringe the patents, as well as monetary damages.
Rambus is the exclusive licensee for the Dally family of patents which are owned by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This license was assigned to Rambus as a part of its 2003 acquisition of technology and IP from Velio Communications, a company founded by Dr. William Dally. http://www.eeherald.com/section/news/nws201012062.html ... Litigation Update Here: http://investor.rambus.com/litigation.cfm
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" The ITC will set a date for completing the investigation within 45 days of its institution and the decision is set to be ratified, or not, within 60 days of a decision being handed down."
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two 8-pin power connectors:
evga's to be released, unlicenced dual GPU Graphics Card.
*************************************************************...26Jan11...News flash: Events & Presentations public notice
Q4 2010 Rambus Inc. Conference Call
Jan 27, 2011 at 2:00 PM PT http://investor.rambus.com/eventdetail.cfm
May 13, 2011
Rambus Receives Decisions from Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: http://investor.rambus.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=577390
Hynix case final judgment vacated and case remanded;
In Micron case, Court affirmed Rambus spoliated documents, dismissal sanction vacated and case remanded
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world's premier technology licensing companies, today announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has issued its decisions in cases with Hynix Semiconductor (000660.KS) and Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:MU). In the ruling in the Micron case, the CAFC affirmed the district court's determination that Rambus spoliated documents, but vacated the court's dismissal sanction and remanded the case for further consideration by the U.S. District of Delaware Court. In its ruling in the Hynix case, the CAFC vacated the district court's spoliation findings where it had found that Rambus had not spoliated documents. The CAFC further vacated the court's final judgment, and remanded the case to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (NDCA) for reconsideration.
"We are very disappointed with the decisions in these cases," said Thomas Lavelle, senior vice president and general counsel at Rambus. "We are hopeful when the district courts reconsider these decisions, they will find, as we believe, there was no bad faith and no prejudice."