SAN FRANCISCO—Technology licensor Rambus Inc. has filed an appeal of a November 2011 California Superior Court verdict that found that Rambus did not prove price fixing allegations against Micron Technology Inc., Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (now SK Hynix Inc.) and others, a spokeswoman for the company said Thursday (April 5).
"We filed our notice of appeal of the decision in the San Francisco price-fixing case," the spokeswoman said in an email exchange. "While we cannot predict how or when the appellate court will decide our appeal, we believe that mistakes made during the trial require reversal of the judgment."
Last November, a 12-member jury awarded Rambus (Sunnyvale, Calif.) zero damages in its antirust case against Micron and Hynix, finding by a count of nine to three that Rambus did not meet its burden of proving its case against Micron and Hynix. Rambus had argued during a three-month jury trial last year that the two companies and others colluded to fix the price of memory chips and shut Rambus's RDRAM technology out of the market.
Rambus is a fine company that does its best to generate return for its investors. Rambus has not done any real electrical engineering for a long time. Why why why does EETimes continue to cover this company? They are a patent litigation company, period.