elefino kwam een linkje brengen naar Ace's Hardware waar gemeld wordt dat Rambus Inc. een rechtszaak aangespannen heeft tegen Hitachi. Hitachi zou gebruik maken van technologiŽn waar Rambus sinds 1990 patent op heeft. Voor meer info lees dit artikel van EETimes.
Rambus, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Hitachi regarding several patents the company made years ago. Here's an interesting quote: "We are in negotiations with companies that use this technology, but it would be inappropriate to comment further on those negotiations, since they are confidential. Indeed, our patents cover fundamental aspects of synchronous memories. Other companies (besides Hitachi) will want to license this IP as well for non-Rambus products," Kanadjian said. Essentially, Rambus is suing Hitachi for making SDRAM, as silly as it sounds. The Rambus patents Hitachi has apparently violated include:
I shake my head when I look at these, but it's because I keep forgetting that you can patent anything...Bell Labs must be kicking itself for not patenting the transistor....
- Synchronous Memory Device
- Synchronous memory device having an internal register
- Synchronous memory device having a programmable register and method of controlling same
- Integrated circuit I/O using a high performance bus interface