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Two subsidiaries of semiconductor manufacturing company Xperi, Invensas Corporation and Tessera Advanced Technologies, have filed a lawsuit against NVIDIA for allegedly violating five of their patents. They involve semiconductor technologies used in certain CPUs and processors.
CEO Jon Kirchner
says Xperi spoke to NVIDIA for several years about taking a patent license.
Evidently, that didn’t work.
Xperi had sued both
Samsung and Broadcom over three of these same patents in the past and won,
forcing them to take multi-year patent licensing agreements. NVIDIA may be
fated to do the same.