Memory chip maker GSI Technology has reported that the International Trade Commission (ITC) has confirmed the initial determination of Chief Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock in the patent litigation between GSI and Cypress Semiconductor Corp., finding that GSI's memory devices do not infringe the Cypress patents asserted against GSI and other respondents in the proceeding.
Lee-Lean Shu, GSI's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented that "From the outset of this litigation almost two years ago, we have repeatedly expressed our confidence in a favorable outcome. Vindication of our position is satisfying, of course, although that vindication has come at a considerable cost, in legal expenses, management time and inconvenience, not only for us but for a number of our customers as well. We are hopeful that, with the ITC investigation terminated, we can return to competition based on the quality of our products. We continue to believe that we have the most advanced technology in the SRAM industry, and we are confident that we will be successful in competing with Cypress on the basis of our superior technology and product performance."
However Cypress Semiconductor said it will continue to defend its patents. Cypress said it intends to vigorously pursue its two pending district court lawsuits against GSI, which include three of the patents asserted in the ITC investigation and seven additional patents.