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Just when you thought Rambus had cleaned up its image, Micron is the latest on Rambus' list of offenders

Today Rambus filed a patent infringement case against Micron, alleging that Micron has infringed on not only 1, but a total of 18 patents that cover a myriad of DDR, DDR2, GDDR2, GDDR3 and RLDRAM technologies.

According to the file, Rambus says Micron used Rambus technology to do such things as decrease memory write latency, design memory controllers, integrate auto memory-precharging techniques as well as a host of other technologies. The report says that it prefers to settle certain disputes out of the courtroom, but in this case, the file covers a considerable amount of technology and it has the grounds necessary to properly defend itself against Micron.

Micron would not be the first to taste Rambus' wrath, as other large manufacturers such as Samsung, Hynix, and Nanya are also currently in dispute with Rambus. The company said in its filing that it had already approached Micron about the infringements but Micron chose to continue to sell products knowingly.

The report does not indicate the exact monetary value that Rambus seeks. You can see the actual filing here. Meanwhile, Rambus' stock prices continue to perform extremely well, rising more than $33 since October of 2005.

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By DigitalFreak on 1/13/2006 10:01:55 PM , Rating: 2
This shit AGAIN? I don't know who's worse, SCO or these pricks.

RE: ?
By Furen on 1/14/2006 5:47:16 AM , Rating: 4
Well, at least these guys actually say how their patents are infringed...

RE: ?
By pitr on 1/14/2006 2:22:16 PM , Rating: 3
How come they don't tell how they stol... i mean acquired those technologies :)

Thieves and scoundrels are what they are.

Who cares?
By FrozenCanadian on 1/13/2006 9:50:46 PM , Rating: 2
I mean when isn't Rambus in court? The only thing I know about rambus is that they sue everyone and their deal with Intel was a flop for both companies.

RE: Who cares?
By Scrogneugneu on 1/13/2006 11:01:24 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know how Rambus gets the money to do both research to get those patents before anyone else AND sue everyone else afterwards, providing their memory isn't used in a very large number of components...

By Xenoterranos on 1/14/2006 9:57:51 PM , Rating: 4
They use 733t yakuza ninjas to steal the technology. They're ninjas use a special XDR ram (same as in ps3) to increase their chi, giving them super speed and sneekiness. In fact, it was RAMBUS ninjas that stole HL2's source code and made Netscape suck, not to mention all those Xbox360's they stole to keep the launch sales down for MS. Rambus has it's meddling fingers in many pots nowadays...yes, many pots.

As Always
By alaaaweee on 1/16/2006 3:32:40 AM , Rating: 2
Rambus = Court.
Rambus CEO = Lawyer.

Rambus the Leader of Lawsuit industry.

RE: As Always
By tuteja1986 on 1/16/2006 10:37:46 PM , Rating: 2
lol ... Rambus !! Rambus !! Rambus :)

By Aisengard on 1/13/2006 8:32:52 PM , Rating: 2
More lawsuits from Rambus...

I wonder if these things have been their main source of income for a while.

By GARYT2 on 1/15/2006 10:07:21 AM , Rating: 2
I wish the industry would get together and silence this company once and for all.This whole sue+collect royalty=repeat is really getting old.

By RichardE on 1/15/2006 11:17:05 PM , Rating: 2
Well, if they did steal the technology, than Rambus does deserve to get paid. R&D is not cheap.

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