This week, a District Judge in Waco, Texas denied Intel's request to overturn an order that it pay $2.18 billion for infringing VLSI's patents, Reuters reports. Back in March, Intel was ordered to pay VLSI nearly $2.2 billion in damages for the intellectual property originally developed by Freescale Semiconductor and SigmaTel. Intel denies that it had used the IP illegally and had asked for a new trial.
Earlier this year, a District Judge in Waco, Texas, awarded VLSI with a $1.5 billion payment for one patent and $675 million for another. The IP in question is the '759 patent' describing frequency management (originally developed by SigmaTel) and the '373 patent' relating to a method to lower the memory's minimum operating voltage (originally filed by Freescale).
Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.