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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Litigious Yanks

Last week Larry Ellison said he wanted to buy chip companies, this week he’s suing one.

 

After buying Sun, Oracle has resurrected earlier litigation Sun brought against DRAM makers for overcharging for DRAM.

 

Oracle is now going for Micron which did the American equivalent of turning Queen’s Evidence in the  2002 US DoJ action against Micron, Hynix, Samsung, Elpida and Infineon which saw the last four companies get fined $731 million.

 

In return for its co-operation with the DoJ, Micron got off scot-free. Or so it thought until yesterday.

 

Now that the DRAM makers are stuffed with windfall profits, Oracle presumably sees an opportunity to go for one of the DRAM companies it hasn’t sued before.

 

Litigious lot the Yanks.

Tags: american equivalent, dram makers, hynix, infineon, litigation

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5 Comments

  1. David Manners
    October 03, 2010 14:19

    Wowee, Dr Bob, I shall treat your remarks with even greater respect in the future.

  2. Dr Bob
    October 03, 2010 14:05

    Remote, up several generations, across and then down. The family keep quite about it due to shame – imagine having a relative who was a poacher.

  3. David Manners
    October 01, 2010 13:22

    Your cousin was Shakespeare, Dr Bob?

  4. Dr Bob
    October 01, 2010 13:00

    My estemed cousin N times removed had it right.
    Kill all the lawyers!

  5. George
    September 29, 2010 15:18

    I wish I could offer a defense, but I’m afraid I cannot. If Mr. Lincoln were writing his famous “Gettysburg Address” today, I fear his description would have to be changed from “government of the people, by the people, for the people” to “government of the lawyers, by the lawyers, for the lawyers”.

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