LONDON Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has settled a patent infringement lawsuit with Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, Maine).
The lawsuit has been settled through a broad patent cross license relating to semiconductor technology and Fairchild will make payments to Infineon. The specific terms and conditions of the agreement were not disclosed.
The lawsuit, initiated by Infineon in November 2008, focus on 14 patents related to super-junction power transistors along with trench power MOSFETs and IGBT power transistors. Infineon is in patent licensing discussions with a number of semiconductor companies. Infineon views such discussions as essential to the continuing protection of its intellectual property and business interests.
Infineon and Fairchild will inform the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware that they had reached a settlement and will file a stipulation of dismissal.
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