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For China's Memory Firms, Legal Tests May Loom

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resistion
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resistion   12/18/2017 4:44:35 PM
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I read Hefei will now compete with JHICC and Yangtze at the same time, just to start up, that would also seem to reduce effectiveness.

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resistion   12/18/2017 4:38:52 PM
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3D NAND requires really large turnaround time, I doubt they can get enough capacity in time. Samsung started early and keeps building even now with 14 billion capex.

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ubm112211   12/17/2017 8:54:19 PM
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there is a recent news about chinese govt's anti trust investigation on the memory-3's monopoly practice. so in the end nthing will happen. if koreans /us dare to rule for patent infringement and fines . they will get a maybe bigger ticket for anti trust investigation on the other side of the strait.

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IP protection? What's that?
sixscrews   12/17/2017 2:17:29 PM
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If 'PR'C-based memory fabs sell to the local market they can pretty much ingore IP owned by external entities.  This has been the experience of many vendors whose IP is infringed by 'PR'C based vendors who sell into the in-country market. On the other hand, if they want to sell into the global market they will get clobbered by IP claims from the Big Three. Expectations of explosive growth in 'PR'C demand for memory are high, so an in-country play based on stolen IP might work. ss/wb

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realjjj   12/16/2017 2:55:30 AM
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Very different dynamics , in foundry the purchasing decision is much more complex and there is no demand elasticity. Gaining the first few % of share in memory should be much more difficult than the next few %.

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photonic   12/15/2017 3:39:27 PM
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It is foolish to think that Patent lawyers can protect a semi fab against a technically better and lower cost semi fab. Samsung has the correct approach. 

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