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Actions sues SigmaTel for IP infringement

Posted: 19 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Actions Semiconductor? fabl? semicon? semiconductor? SigmaTel?

Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd, a major fabless semiconductor company, has filed a complaint in China against SigmaTel Inc. and its subsidiaries, with the intention of halting SigmaTel's infringement of Actions' intellectual property (IP) rights.

Last week, Actions filed a complaint in Shenzhen Intermediate Peoples' Court, asserting that SigmaTel's products, including STMP 3502, 3503, 3505, 3506, 3510 and 3520, infringe a key digital audio processing technology patent owned by Actions.

Actions seeks to halt the infringement of their patent in China by prohibiting the design, manufacture, sale and use of the infringing ICs as well as the devices containing SigmaTel's disputed ICs. Actions also seeks remedies to prohibit the continued misappropriation of its IP by SigmaTel and recover damages resulting from SigmaTel's illegal actions. Actions is requesting that SigmaTel pay damages in the amount of approximately $12.5 million.

"We are determined to take all necessary measures to protect our customer's interests and the integrity of our company's intellectual property," said Nan-Horng Yeh, CEO of Actions, in a statement.

Actions Semiconductor is one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides mixed-signal and multimedia SoC solutions for portable consumer electronics. This company manufactures SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components and references to the providers of those components.

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