Actions and SigmaTel Settle All Patent Litigation and Enter into Cross-License Agreement
Jun 20, 2007
Actions' Entire Product Portfolio Now Available for Shipment to U.S. Without
ZHUHAI, China, June 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACTS), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies, today announced that it has settled all outstanding litigation worldwide with SigmaTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGTL).
Under terms of the settlement agreement, all outstanding claims and counterclaims in the lawsuits in which the two companies have been engaged will be dismissed with prejudice. Both companies also agreed to not pursue possible third party IP infringements or new legal actions against each other and their respective customers for three years.
Additionally, Actions and SigmaTel entered into a comprehensive cross-license agreement covering patents owned or controlled by either party or its subsidiaries. Consequently, all of Actions' current and future products may now be imported into the U.S. market without restrictions.
"We are pleased to have reached a mutually beneficial agreement that advances the long-term interests of both companies," commented Mr. Nan-Horng Yeh, Chief Executive Officer of Actions Semiconductor. "The agreement lays the groundwork for fair competition and validates the strength of our intellectual property portfolio."
About Actions Semiconductor
Actions Semiconductor is one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides mixed-signal and multimedia SoC solutions for portable consumer electronics. Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components and the providers of those components. Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way. The company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Beijing and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at http://www.actions-semi.com/.
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