BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bell Semiconductor has submitted a patent infringement lawsuit against computer system chipmaker Micron Know-how.
The lawsuit submitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court docket contends that Boise, Idaho-based Micron is applying without having authorization a approach for generating semiconductor equipment developed and patented by Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-primarily based Bell Semiconductor.
Bell Semiconductor is a technological know-how and intellectual assets licensing organization. The patent cited in the lawsuit requires a layering procedure for fabricating semiconductor equipment that has authorized the gadgets to turn into more compact, drastically raising their overall performance.
Bell Semiconductor, named Bell Semic in the lawsuit, is in search of a jury demo, unspecified money damages and a court docket order from the court docket barring Micron from employing the process.
“Bell Semic is entitled to recuperate from Micron all damages that Bell Semic has sustained as a end result of Micron’s infringement of the ʼ259 patent, which includes with no limitation and/or not less than a sensible royalty,” the lawsuit mentioned.
Micron spokeswoman Lara Krebs in an email Thursday stated the company does not remark on ongoing litigation.
Micron is 1 of Idaho’s greatest businesses and the nation’s 2nd-premier semiconductor maker, with item enhancement web sites in five other states and eight countries.
The organization in December announced ideas to build a 500-employee memory design and style center in Georgia.