Skyworks' Defective Parts Cost Motorola $20M, Suit Says

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT) -- Motorola Mobility Inc. on Monday sued electronics manufacturer Skyworks Solutions Inc. in Illinois for more than $20 million, alleging it sold Motorola defective cable modem components and breached its contract by not honoring the warranty for the parts.

In a complaint filed in state court, Motorola claims its subsidiary General Instrument Corp. contracted Skyworks to provide 240,000 attenuators, which reduce the strength of electronic signals, for use in the modems.

Skyworks gave Motorola a five-year warranty for the attenuators that guaranteed they would be “merchantable, free...
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