Boise, Idaho, August 28, 2000 - Micron Technology, Inc., today filed suit against Rambus Inc. of Mountain View, California, in U.S. District Court in Delaware.Finally, the tables turn. Rambus has been shaking down memory manufacturers with its patent claimswith some successwhile clouding the prospects for the next logical step in cheap, fast memory: DDR SDRAM. Micron has been a very vocal supporter of DDR memory, and it looks like they're finally going to take on Rambus's patent claims in court. 'Twill be interesting to see if any other big-name SDRAM manufacturers join Micron in this one.
The suit asserts violations of the Federal antitrust laws, and also asserts invalidity, non-infringement, and non-enforceability of Rambus patents pursuant to a number of different bases.