For Chip Maker Vishay, Another Suit Put To Rest

Law360, New York (October 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Chip maker Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has settled yet another patent infringement lawsuit against a smaller rival, this time with Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., which it sued over a patent for semiconductor transistor technology.

The settlement brings to a close a David versus Goliath lawsuit triggered by Vishay’s Siliconix Inc. subsidiary against its tiny competitor in January 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Under the terms of the settlement, details of which remain confidential, the companies agreed to dismiss all claims...
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