Infineon drops Elpida complaint

Infineon Technologies has decided to drop its patent infringement claim against Elpida Memory, and both Infineon and Elpida have agreed to seek dismissal of all pending patent infringement cases.

Infineon and Elpida have settled the dispute through a broad patent cross license relating to semiconductor technology. The specific terms and conditions of the license are confidential.

In February, Infineon filed a complaint against Elpida and Elpida’s customers with the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Elpida subsequently filed two lawsuits in the US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia.

“Infineon is pleased to have reached this agreement with Elpida, and we look forward to a lasting peace between the companies,” said Hermann Eul, responsible for sales, marketing, technology and R&D at Infineon. “This outcome is further affirmation of our ongoing efforts to protect our intellectual property rights and business interests.”

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