Tokyo & Taipei -- September 2nd, 2008 – Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited and Nanya Technology Corporation today announced that they have signed a patent license agreement containing licensing terms with financial arrangements to resolve patent disputes between the companies.
Under the agreement signed on September 2nd, 2008, Fujitsu Microelectronics parent company Fujitsu Limited will withdraw its request to have an injunction enforced against the import of Nanya Technology’s DRAM products into Japan and will terminate its legal proceeding against Nanya Technology in the United States. Nanya Technology will also terminate its legal proceedings in Japan and the United States. Other terms of the agreement are not disclosed.
“We are pleased to have reached a settlement with Nanya Technology,” said Shigeru Fujii, corporate senior executive vice president of Fujitsu Microelectronics. “Fujitsu Microelectronics has a long track record of successful research and development of semiconductors, with over 10,000 patents around the world in the LSI field, including semiconductor memories. We are happy with this result and the respect accorded to our patent portfolio. We consider our intellectual property, including our patents, to be important company assets. Accordingly, we will continue to leverage our intellectual property to support our business.”
“Nanya is pleased with the settlement reached with Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited and can now continue to focus on expanding its leadership in research and development in the DRAM industry. The settlement concludes three years of litigation between the parties and allows Nanya to direct its resources in technology development and services to our customers,” said Dr. Pei Lin Pai, vice president and spokesman of Nanya Technology.
About Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited
Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited (FML) is a large-scale integrated circuit (LSI) manufacturer that provides highly reliable, optimal solutions to meet the varying needs of its customers, through LSI offerings including ASIC/COT, ASSP and power management IC’s, and flash microcontrollers. Along with building on its wide-range expertise focusing on imaging, wireless, and security LSI applications, FML also pursues initiatives for power efficiency and undertakes environmentally-conscious countermeasures. Headquartered in Tokyo, FML was established as a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited on March 21, 2008. Through its global sales and development network with sites in Japan and other regions in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., FML offers LSI solutions to the global marketplace. For more information: http://jp.fujitsu.com/group/fml/en/
About Fujitsu Limited
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com
About Nanya Technology Corporation
Nanya Technology Corporation, a member of the Formosa Plastics Group, is a global leader in advanced memory semiconductors, focusing on research and development, design, manufacturing, and sales of DRAM products. NTC’s common stock is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TSEC) under the 2408 symbol. The company currently owns 200mm and 300mm fabrication facilities in Taiwan. The company also has a 300mm joint venture, Inotera Memories, Inc., which operates two 300mm fabrication facilities and a 300mm joint venture, MeiYa Technology Corp., which has been formed with Micron Technology, all located in Taiwan. Further information is available at http://www.nanya.com