SAN FRANCISCO ON Semiconductor Corp. has filed a U.S. patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiaries alleging the infringement of four patents.
In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas earlier this week, ON alleges that Samsung knowingly infringes ON patents covering:The circuit and method of timing data transfers;
Programmable termination for ICs;
Circuit and method of previewing analog trimming;
and method and apparatus for adjusting plating solution flow characteristics at substrate cathode periphery to minimize edge effects.
According to the complaint, the patents were issued between 1991 and 2002.
The complaint seeks unspecified damages as well as an injunction against the manufacture, sale or importation of alleged infringing products from Samsung.