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U.S. court orders TSMC to pay UniRAM $30.5M

Posted: 28 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:U.S. court decision? TSMC foundry? UniRAM trade secrets?

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division has awarded U.S.-based memory IP provider UniRAM Technology $30.5 million in a decision asserting that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd (TSMC) had misused UniRAM's trade secrets relating to the design of embedded DRAM.

TSMC, the world's largest foundry, disagrees with the verdict and is expected to file post trial motions as well as to take appeal.

"TSMC has always held itself to the highest standards of respect for intellectual property, and believes that this verdict is in error," said Dick Thurston, TSMC's VP and general counsel, in a statement. "We intend to pursue all defenses vigorously.

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