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SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR AND NICHIA SETTLE LITIGATION AND ENTER INTO A CROSS-LICENSE

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Nichia Corporation announced that they have settled all litigations on patent and other issues as well as other legal disputes ("Litigations") currently pending between them in the United States, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, and Korea. The settlement includes a cross license agreement covering LED and laser diode technologies, which will permit the companies to access all of each other's patented technologies. In accordance with the

Seoul Semiconductor concludes a cross license agreement with TOE of Europe

Seoul enters into a cross license agreement with TOE (TridonicAtco Gmbh) of Europe and its patent partners - Based on this cross license agreement, Seoul enhances its flexibility to manufacture various kinds of LEDs besides its own white LEDs Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ("SSC") today announced that SSC has entered into a Cross License Agreement regarding white LEDs using silicate system phosphors with TridonicAtco Optoelectronics GmbH ("TOE") and its patent partners. Phosphors

Seoul Semiconductor Wins Again over Nichia in Patent Lawsuit

SEOUL, KOREA -- October 1, 2008, Seoul Semiconductor (hereafter "Seoul") announced that it won another victory over Nichia in a patent lawsuit in Korea. A Seoul Semiconductor official said, "Due to repeated victories in patent lawsuits, our position in global LED market has been reinforced, and we will continue to strive to become a leading LED manufacturer and hope to play a pivotal role in 'Green Growth', thereby contributing to

Seoul Semiconductor expresses confidence that it is not infringing Nichia's pate …

SEOUL, KOREA -- September 17, 2008, Seoul Semiconductor (hereafter "Seoul") officially announced it had the means to establish its non-infringement of any valid claim in a lawsuit brought by Nichia Corporation (hereafter "Nichia") in the English High Court, in which Nichia asserts that Nichia asserts through their website and press release that Seoul's Acriche products infringe its patented "annealing" technology. Regarding this lawsuit, Seoul believes it has sufficient prior art

Seoul Semiconductor Signs License Agreement with Professor Rothschild

Agreement Assures Unrestricted Sales of Company’s LED Products in the U.S. SEOUL, KOREA – April 8, 2008 – Seoul Semiconductor, one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers, signed a license agreement with Professor Gertrude Neumark Rothschild of the United States in early April 2008. Professor Rothschild, formerly with Columbia University, filed a complaint in the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) against 34 companies on February 19, 2008. “With

Seoul Semiconductor Wins LED Patent Case against AOT

SEOUL, KOREA – Apr. 3, 2008 – Seoul Semiconductor, one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers, announced today that it won the white LED patent invalidation lawsuit filed by Taiwan-based AOT in the Korean Supreme Court on 14th of last month. Seoul Semiconductor has also agreed to sign a patent license agreement with Itswell, a Korea-based LED corporation. The decision to sign a white LED patent license agreement with Itswell

4mm x 4mm Dual Full-Bridge Piezo Driver Generates Its Own High Voltage

MILPITAS, CA – February 20, 2008 – Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3572, a highly integrated dual full-bridge Piezo driver, capable of driving two Piezo motors at up to 40V. Each Piezo driver and the boost converter can be independently turned on or off. This design topology makes the LT3572 ideal for dual axis image stabilization as well as auto focus and zoom motor control for digital still and

Configurable Six-Channel Supervisor Includes Individual Comparator Outputs & Sel …

MILPITAS, CA – February 13, 2008 – Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2932, a six-channel supply monitor that includes separate open-drain voltage comparator outputs for individual supply monitoring. The LTC2932 is designed for monitoring network servers, telecom and industrial equipment with numerous supply voltage rails. An external resistive divider between a bandgap reference output, an ADC input, and ground determines which of the six channels are set to preset or

12-Bit, I2C SAR ADC Measures Eight Inputs & Dissipates Only 1.5mW

MILPITAS, CA – February 21, 2008 – Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2309, a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that communicates via an I2C-compatible 2-wire interface with 14ksps throughput rate. This flexible ADC features an 8-channel integrated multiplexer to measure eight single-ended input channels, four differential channels, or combinations of both. The input channels are software selectable for unipolar or bipolar ranges. Operating from a single 5V supply, the LTC2309 draws

Triple Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers Independent 800mA Outputs …

MILPITAS, CA – February 5, 2008 – Linear Technology announces the LTC3545, a triple channel, high efficiency, 2.25 MHz, synchronous buck regulator that delivers up to 800mA of output current from each channel from a 3mm x 3mm QFN package. Using a constant frequency, current mode architecture, the LTC3545 operates from an input voltage range of 2.25V to 5.5V, making it ideal for single cell Li-Ion/polymer, or multicell alkaline/NiCad/NiMH applications.

400kHz Rise Time Accelerator Improves Heavily Loaded I2C/SMBus System Reliabilit …

MILPITAS, CA – January 31, 2008 – Linear Technology introduces the LTC4311 Rise Time Accelerator for heavily loaded I2C/SMBus systems operating at bus speeds of up to 400kHz. The LTC4311 offers improvements over existing accelerator products with its wide supply voltage range, low power shutdown mode, strong pull-up current, tight bus hold-off threshold, voltage improved ESD ruggedness and reduced package size. Systems where multiple devices are connected to the same

25V, 2A(IOUT), 2.2MHz Step-Down DC/DC Converter with Linear Controller in 3mm x …

MILPITAS, CA – February 7, 2008 – Linear Technology announces the LT1939, a 2A, 25V step-down switching regulator and a linear controller in a 3mm x 3mm DFN package. The LT1939 operates from a VIN range of 3V to 25V, making it suitable for regulating power from a wide variety of sources, including protected automotive batteries, industrial supplies and unregulated wall adapters. Its 2.3A internal switch can deliver up to

600mA (ISW), 2.2MHz Synchronous Boost Regulator with Output Disconnect and LDO i …

MILPITAS, CA – February 14, 2008 – Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3537, a 2.2MHz, current mode synchronous boost DC/DC converter with integrated output disconnects plus an LDO. The LTC3537’s boost converter’s internal 600mA switches can deliver output voltages as high as 5.25V from an input voltage range of 0.68V at start-up (0.5V when running) to 5V, making it ideal for Li-Ion/Polymer or single/multicell alkaline/NiMH applications. The LTC3537 can deliver

Seoul Semiconductor develops high efficient Acriche of 80lm/W

Seoul, Korea, February 5, 2008 – Seoul Semiconductor, one of the world’s leading manufacturers, announced today the development of a high efficient version of Acriche, the world’s first AC-driven semiconductor lighting source, which features brightness of 80lm/W. Started mass production in November 2006, Seoul Semiconductor officially placed Acriche, the world’s first semiconductor lighting source that can be driven directly from the AC power outlets without the need for an AC/DC

Seoul Semiconductor Introduces the World’s Thinnest High-Brightness Chip-LED a …

Patent filed to achieve competitive advantage in technology SEOUL, KOREA (December 11, 2007) – Seoul Semiconductor, one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers, announced today that it has launched the world’s thinnest chip-LED at 0.17mm, capable of producing more than two times the brightness of existing chip-LEDs. Seoul Semiconductor has applied for a patent for its new chip. Seoul Semiconductor’s new chip-LED, WH108, measures 1.6mm in width, 0.8mm in length

Seoul Semiconductor files a Complaint against Nichia with U.S.I.T.C.

On December 4, Seoul Semiconductor Corp. filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) alleging that Nichia Corporation engaged in unfair trade practices through the importation and sales of Gallium Nitride (GaN) based laser diode products that infringe Seoul Semiconductor\'s U.S. Patent No. 5,321,713 (\'713 patent). Seoul Semiconductor has invested more than $10 million in research and development of laser diode and light emitting diode (LED) related

Seoul Semiconductor’s Acriche Receives the Notable Global Mark of Safety

SEOUL, KOREA --(Dec. 4, 2007) -- Seoul Semiconductor, one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers, announced today that Acriche, the world’s first AC-driven semiconductor lighting source, has received CE Marking and German TUV certification, confirming that Acriche conforms to stringent global standards for product safety. Acriche is the world’s first LED package to receive the CE Marking. Environmental regulations are becoming a global issue. In August 2008, the European Union

I2C Controlled 4-Output Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter

MILPITAS, CA – November 19, 2007 – Linear Technology announces the LTC3562, a quad channel, high efficiency, 2.25 MHz, synchronous buck converter that can deliver dual 600mA and dual 400mA continuous outputs from a 3mm x 3mm QFN package. Using a constant frequency current mode architecture, the LTC3562 operates from an input voltage range of 2.7V to 5.5V, making it ideal for single cell Li-Ion/polymer, or multicell alkaline/NiCad/NiMH applications. The

36V, 2A(IOUT), 2.2MHz Step-Down DC/DC Converter with Linear Controller in 3mm x …

MILPITAS, CA – October 23, 2007 – Linear Technology announces the LT3500, a 2A, 36V step-down switching regulator and a linear controller in a 3mm x 3mm DFN package. The LT3500 operates from a VIN range of 3V to 36V (40VMAX), making it ideal for load dump and cold-crank conditions found in automotive applications. Its 2.3A internal switch can deliver up to 2A of continuous output current at voltages as

I2C ADC Guarantees 16-Bit Performance in 3mm x 2mm Package

MILPITAS, CA – November 6, 2007 – Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2453, a 16-bit I2C-compatible delta sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC) in an ultra-tiny 3mm x 2mm DFN package. Its tiny size, low power and guaranteed 16-bit resolution improves performance of portable instruments and sensors. Operating from a single 2.7V to 5.5V supply, the LTC2453 is capable of measuring a differential input up to ±VCC. This wide input range is

Buck-Boost DC/DC uModule Regulator Uses Few Components & Dissipates Less than 2. …

MILPITAS, CA – November 5, 2007 – Linear Technology Corporation extends its family of DC/DC uModule regulator systems with products that can regulate an output voltage from a variable input voltage greater than, less than or equal to the output voltage. The LTM4605 is the first device in a new family of buck-boost products and operates from 4.5VIN to 20VIN, regulates an output voltage from 0.8V to16V and delivers an

Seoul Semiconductor Holds Special Price Event to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary …

SEOUL, KOREA (Nov 19, 2007) – Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ: 046890), the leading LED manufacturer in Korea and the eight largest in the world, celebrated the one - year anniversary of the company’s master brand Acriche on November 16. Seoul Semiconductor introduced a special pricing event on November 16 where customers will have the opportunity to purchase Acriche at 30~40% discounted price from its former price. The special pricing event will extend

SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR FILES PATENT INFRINGEMENT SUIT AGAINST NICHIA IN THE UNITED …

It is pertaining to its patent covering all of Nichia’s LED products SEOUL, KOREA (November 14, 2007) – Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ: 046890), the eighth largest light emitting diode (“LED”) manufacturer in the world announced that on November 6, it filed a lawsuit against Nichia Corporation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The complaint was delivered to Nichia on Thursday, Nov 8, 2007. Seoul Semiconductor illustrated

Single/Dual/Quad/Octal Precision Voltage Monitors Guaranteed to +125°C

MILPITAS, CA – November 7, 2007 – Linear Technology Corporation introduces a family of single, dual, quad, and octal voltage monitors that guarantee operation across -40°C to +125°C. The LTC2910, LTC2912, LTC2913 and LTC2914 all feature a threshold accuracy of ±1.5% over the automotive temperature range, allowing them to accurately monitor single channel point-of-load or multi-channel applications. These voltage monitors are all offered in tiny leaded and leadless packages and

Seoul Semiconductor Wins another Landmark Patent Lawsuit on Oct 24

SEOUL, KOREA (Oct. 26, 2007) – Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ; 046890), the leading LED manufacturer in Korea and the eight largest in the world, today announced that on October 24, 2007, the Seoul High Court in Korea has ruled in favour of Seoul Semiconductor in an appeal on a decision from the Seoul Central District Court to turned down Seoul Semiconductor’s lawsuit against Itswell, a Korea-based LED manufacturer. Seoul Semiconductor lawsuit

Seoul Semiconductor Win Repeated Attempts to Challenge its White LED Patent

SEOUL, KOREA (October 16, 2007) - Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ: 046890), one of the eight largest LED manufacturers in the world, announced today that on October 11, 2007 the Patent Court of Korea turned down appeals brought by Taiwan-based Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Inc.(AOT) and Korea-based ITSWELL to overturn earlier decisions from the Korean Intellectual Property Tribunal. The Tribunal had rejected patent invalidation actions brought by AOT and ITSWELL against Seoul Semiconductor's

Seoul Semiconductor Announces Strong Responses to Nichia’s Unreasonable Notice …

SEOUL, KOREA (Oct. 11, 2007) – Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ: 046890), one of the eight largest LED manufacturers in the world, announced today that on September 17, 2007 Nichia Corporation filed a lawsuit in the Seoul Central District Court against Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (\"Seoul Semiconductor\"). The suit alleges that Seoul Semiconductor\'s blue chips for white LED products (part no. TWH104-HS), which Seoul Semiconductor produces and sells, infringe on Nichia\'s Korean

LTC2751: SoftSpan 16-/14-/12-Bit Current Output DACs Draw Less than 1uA Supply C …

MILPITAS, CA – October 2, 2007 – Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2751 family of extremely low-power, software-programmable 16-/14-/12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs). These current output DACs typically draw only 0.7uA of supply current (2uA max), while generating an output swing up to ±10V. Six unique output voltage ranges can be programmed via SoftSpan™ software, including two unipolar ranges (0V to 5V, 0V to 10V) and four bipolar ranges (±10V, ±5V,

SureFire Chooses Seoul Semiconductor’s LEDs The World’s Finest Flashlight Su …

SEOUL, KOREA (September 27, 2007) - Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ: 046890), one of the ten largest LED manufacturers in the world, announced today that it will supply SureFire, Fountain Valley, California, a designer and manufacturer of compact, high-performance illumination tools in the USA with its LED products.SureFire began incorporating Seoul Semiconductor’s LED technology into its SureFire 2.5 W this month. In addition to its convenient compact size and light weight, SureFire’s 2.5W

Single Supervisor with Watchdog Monitors Wide 0.5V to 12V Voltage Range

MILPITAS, CA – October 1, 2007 – Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2917, a single voltage supervisor capable of monitoring a wide 0.5V to 12V input range. The LTC2917 can monitor 27 unique pin-selectable thresholds, ranging from a 1V drained single AA battery up to 12V industrial applications. Competitive solutions require separate supervisors for each of these different voltage thresholds. The LTC2917 VCC supply also includes a 6.2V shunt regulator

Seoul Semiconductor’s Unveils World’s Highest Brightness Single LED at 420 L …

SEOUL, KOREA, September 19, 2007 - Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ; 046890), the eighth-largest LED manufacturer in the world, announced today that it’s R&D team has achieved the industry’s highest brightness single LED at 400 lumens. Seoul Semiconductor’s high performance LED is significantly brighter than conventional single LED which can only emit up to 100 lumens. Seoul Semiconductor’s high performance LED is the next-generation lighting source and is expected to accelerate the

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