SAN JOSE, Calif. South Korea's Mirae Corp., a semiconductor test handler manufacturer, on Tuesday (Nov. 30) said the District Court in Suwon in Korea has determined that a local competitor, TechWing Inc., has infringed upon its patent.
The patent involves a picker assembly technology, which is a key part of handler equipment, according to Mirae (Chon-An City, Korea). The technology infringed by its local competitor can be used as an essential element even for the next generation memory test handlers.
Through a preliminary court injunction, TechWing is prohibited from manufacturing and selling the handler technology, according to Mirae. It prohibits advertisement or display for assignment and lease on these products.
Mirae will claim reimbursement from damages incurred by the alleged patent infringement as well as make a provisional disposition related TechWing products accordingly.
"Mirae will also request to stop using the infringing goods to its worldwide customers, who are using the infringing goods as an alternative source," according to the company. "In the meanwhile, Mirae is planning to prepare a support plan for its customers to minimize the impact on their production during and after the trial."