SAN FRANCISCO—Rival RF chip vendors Avago Technologies Ltd. and TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. Tuesday (May 15) announced a patent cross-licensing agreement and agreed to dismiss all related litigation between them.
The specific terms of the settlement and the resulting licensing agreement remain confidential, the companies said.
According to a report by the Portland Business Journal, TriQuint (Hillsboro, Ore.) spent $19 million last year in preparation for the litigation and was preparing to spend another $22 million this year.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.