Chip Maker Accuses Rival Of Data Theft

Law360, New York (January 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A manufacturer of high-definition video microchips has sued a California rival for copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Silicon Image Inc., based in Sunnyvale, filed the suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, asking for an injunction against Santa Clara-based Analogix Semiconductor Inc. and significant monetary damages.

In its complaint, Silicon Image accused Analogix of illegally copying and using Silicon Image’s proprietary register maps and semiconductor configuration software without the company’s consent.

Silicon Image became suspect of its competitor...
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