Milpitas, Calif. – July 1, 2014 – Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network (NoC) technologies and services, today announced that it has entered into a patent non-assert agreement with Qualcomm.
“Sonics is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Patent Non-Assert Agreement with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., effective as of March 24, 2014, regarding U.S. Patents 7,574,629 and 7,769,0271.” said Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics, Inc. This follows the dismissal by Arteris, Inc. of its claims that Sonics directly and indirectly infringes the patents, which are now owned by Qualcomm.
All remaining claims in the case involving these patents have been dismissed pursuant to a joint motion by Qualcomm and Sonics. Given that Arteris has sold all of its patents to Qualcomm, Sonics believes this provides some additional protection from future claims by Qualcomm and Arteris.
Pierce continued, “As we have said before, Sonics will continue to seek protection for its broad patent portfolio, including patents that were invented and granted in the U.S., as outlined in Sonics’ complaint, Complaint for Patent Infringement (Sonics v. Arteris), of November 1, 2011. We are committed to seeing this time consuming process through to its completion.”
1 The patents are titled as follows: 7,574,629 – Method and device for switching between agents; 7,769,027 – Method and device for managing priority during the transmission of a message.
About Sonics, Inc.
Sonics, Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.) is the global leader in trusted on-chip network (NoC) technologies used by the industry’s top semiconductor and electronics product companies. Sonics was the first company to develop and commercialize NoCs, accelerating volume production of complex systems-on-chip (SoC) that contain multiple processor cores. Our comprehensive NoC portfolio delivers the communication performance required by today’s most advanced consumer digital, communications and information technology devices. Sonics’ NoCs are integral to the success of SoC design platforms that innovators such as Broadcom®, Intel®, Marvell®, MediaTek, and Microchip® rely on to meet their most demanding SoC integration and time-to-market requirements. Sonics’ holds more than 138 patent properties supporting products created by a global customer list that have shipped more than two billion SoCs. For more information, visit sonicsinc.com.