November 18th, 2008
Rambus wants to ban NVIDIA
Rambus company, known for RDRAM memory, for the first motherboards for Pentium 4, and XDR memory, used in the PlayStation 3, again attacked. This time, demands from the International Trade Commission ban on imports of graphics cards with NVIDIA graphics chips. The case concerns among other products companies Asustek, EVGA, Gigabyte, and MSI.
According to Rambus, NVIDIA and its partners infringe nine patents relating to DDR memory controller, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2 and GDDR3. As a business, dealing in the sale of rights to various patented its solutions, Rambus alleges that the company owns the technology used by NVIDIA.
Trade Commission should examine this matter within 30 days. It is not known what the settlement – to date, Rambus winning some cases and other przegrywał. In the worst case may end up in the fact that NVIDIA will be forced to pay fees.