Leading Taiwanese memory chip maker Nanya Technology Corp. said on March 23 that U.S. authorities had cleared it of infringing on the intellectual property of a U.S. competitor. Nanya is part of Formosa Plastics Group, one of Taiwan's top industrial conglomerates.
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC), in a final ruling, found no violation by Nanya in patent infringement claims filed by Calif.-based electronics firm LSI Corp.
"We are pleased with the Final Determination of this ITC action. Nanya Technology Corporation has always respected intellectual property," Nanya spokesman Pai Pei-lin said.
The intellectual property in question was related to unspecified chip-production technologies, according to Dow Jones Newswires.
According to a notice posted on the ITC website, LSI and Pennsylvania-based Agere alleged in April 2008 that several companies including Nanya infringed its intellectual property. "The Commission has determined that there is no violation... and has terminated the investigation," it said.