Samsung Sues Renesas Over Semiconductor Patents

Law360, New York (May 8, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit against rival Renesas Technology Corp. on Friday, accusing the Japanese semiconductor company of infringing on certain patents relating to memory-chip production technology.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleges that Reneas knowingly infringed on a patent relating to the fabrication of semiconductor chips, and another patent involving direct memory access technology.

The fabrication patent focuses on a way to reduce the bulk of a semiconductor chip, which has become increasingly important as consumers...
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