SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Opti Inc. here announced it has settled a long legal battle with Cirrus Logic Inc.'s Crystal Semiconductor Corp., which was suing the chip set supplier for violating patents in audio technology.
Opti said the settlement will dismiss all action and appeals filed by the two companies related to alleged infringement of Crystal's delta-sigma patents. Specific details about the settlement were not released.
"The company is pleased to put this matter behind us," said Bernard T. Marren, chief executive officer of Opti. "The settlement of the Crystal Semiconductor Inc. litigation will allow us to move forward as a company."
One year ago, a U.S. district court jury awarded Crystal $48 million damages against Opti and TriTech Microelectronics Pte Ltd., but the amount was later reduced to $20 million by a federal judge hearing the case in Austin, Tex. (see Sept. 7, 1999, story). Millions of dollars in legal fees were also awarded to Austin-based Crystal in the case.