Patent portfolios in flash arena|
"We believe we have one of the broadest patent portfolios in the flash arena and we expect to continue discussions with a number of companies who want design freedom for flash products." This agreement ends litigation that began in 2001 when Lexar claimed infringement of a number of its flash patents including U.S. Patent Nos. 5,479,638, 5,818,781, 5,907,856, 5,930,815 and 6,145,051.
About Lexar Media, Inc.
Lexar is a leading marketer and manu-facturer of flash memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers and ATA controller technology for the digital photography, consumer electronics, industrial and communications markets. The company holds over 87 issued or allowed controller and system patents, and licenses its technology to companies incl. Olympus, Samsung Electronics, SanDisk and Sony.