BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bell Semiconductor has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in opposition to computer chipmaker Micron Engineering.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court docket contends that Boise, Idaho-based mostly Micron is making use of without having authorization a procedure for generating semiconductor devices developed and patented by Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based mostly Bell Semiconductor.
Bell Semiconductor is a know-how and intellectual home licensing organization. The patent cited in the lawsuit includes a layering process for fabricating semiconductor products that has permitted the products to come to be smaller sized, dramatically raising their overall performance.
Bell Semiconductor, called Bell Semic in the lawsuit, is searching for a jury trial, unspecified fiscal damages and a courtroom order from the court barring Micron from employing the approach.
“Bell Semic is entitled to recover from Micron all damages that Bell Semic has sustained as a result of Micron’s infringement of the ʼ259 patent, which include devoid of limitation and/or not less than a affordable royalty,” the lawsuit reported.
Micron spokeswoman Lara Krebs in an e-mail Thursday claimed the business does not remark on ongoing litigation.
Micron is a single of Idaho’s most significant businesses and the nation’s 2nd-premier semiconductor maker, with product growth web-sites in five other states and eight countries.
The enterprise in December declared programs to make a 500-worker memory style heart in Georgia.