Applied Materials, in Santa Clara, Calif., said it has reached a settlement of a patent litigation between it and Steag AST Elektronik and its subsidiary Steag AST Elektronik U.S.A.
Under the settlement, the parties dismissed their pending patent suits and countersuits in the United States and Germany concerning rapid thermal processing technologies. The companies provided for the cross-licensing of certain technology; and Applied agreed not to sue Steag AST over its illuminator patents as long as Steag AST does not use a particular RTP lamp array, which the German company said had been discontinued.
Further detail and conditions of the settlement are confidential.
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