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Rambus loses $4 billion antitrust lawsuit against Micron, Hynix

By Jos · 7 replies
Nov 17, 2011
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  1. Rambus was dealt a major defeat on Wednesday as a San Francisco jury rejected its claims in a $4 billion antitrust lawsuit against Micron Technology and Hynix Semiconductor. The IP…

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 846   +102

    Rambus was awesome at the time. 400MHz! Lol... anyway. Anyway, they should have invested more in R&D instead of attorneys.
  3. Patent trolls deserve to die. Money should be earned by making a superior product, and when you have that, you win. How many times did Apple have to prove that? Despite higher prices, better products win out.

    You can't lose a hardware battle, then go whining to a court and expect to get something useful out of it. Rambus is stupid, and investors that place their bets on patent trolls are stupid too. Invest in innovators! Not trolls!
  4. I still have a Dell-- circa 2000 with Rambus memory. It is faster than a newer dual core system.
    The Rambus memory was/is fast.
    I upgraded to WIN7 and it is surprising fast, for old chi[p technology.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,262

    Rambus don't do R&D, what Rambus generally do is buy up IP as well as combine elements of the hard work of others (inc open source) into an overarching umbrella patent for themselves.

    Three down, hopefully to be followed by the Nvidia suit,....and of Rambus's 300 employees, approximately 298 lawyers unemployed. Good times.
  6. Another patent troll falls flat on its face. Crapple, you're next!
  7. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,946   +200

    "lost more than 60% of its market value following the ruling amid investors' fears that the company wouldn't be able to sustain its business model"

    So you mean suing everyone+dog is not a sustainable busines model?
    MPAA, RIAA et all, please have a look at this company :D
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Ah RAMBUS, another dead end technology stream I invested in. By the time I was looking to upgrade my RAM, they stopped making them, and the upgrade costs were prohibitive.

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