WASHINGTON -- Aug 15, 2008 -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, announced today that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has denied the request of SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. (SiRF) to review an Initial Determination that found no violation by Global Locate, Inc. of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. Global Locate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Broadcom, acquired in July 2007.
ITC Administrative Law Judge Paul Luckern had previously ruled that two of SiRF's GPS patents were not infringed by Global Locate and that the asserted claims of one of the patents were invalid, following a six-day trial last March. SiRF had already dismissed two additional patents from the case prior to trial.
The Commission's Final Determination in favor of Broadcom, which concludes that investigation, follows a ruling last week by another ITC judge in a separate investigation that certain SiRF products infringe six patents owned by Global Locate.
"We are pleased that the Commission concluded its investigation by affirming the Judge's Initial Determination, which rejected SiRF's claims against Global Locate. Going forward, Broadcom and Global Locate will continue to pursue all available remedies against SiRF to protect our intellectual property." said David Rosmann, Broadcom's Vice President, Intellectual Property Litigation.
Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything®.
Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2007 revenue of $3.78 billion, and holds over 2,800 U.S. and 1,200 foreign patents, more than 7,300 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.
Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at http://www.broadcom.com.