Samsung Loses Texas Trial Over Patents for Chip-Making Process

May 20, 2021, 12:19 AM

Samsung infringes patents owned by a California R&D firm for ways to improve performance in chips and should pay $25 million in damages, a federal jury in Marshall, Texas, said.

  • Acorn Technologies claimed Samsung infringed four patents for ways to reduce contact resistance between the metal and silicon in transistors, which can prevent the chip from performing certain functions
    • Acorn, which describes itself as a “longtime pioneer in the design and development of semiconductor technologies,” said the inventions allow for chips that are “smaller, faster, lighter and more efficient than ever before”
  • The trial focused on Samsung’s 14-nanometer fin-shaped ...

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