SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies
NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) - SMART Modular Technologies, Inc. ("SMART" or "SMART Modular"), a leading independent manufacturer of memory modules and embedded flash products, today announced that the court has authorized SMART to proceed with its motion for a preliminary injunction. The preliminary injunction seeks to prevent Netlist from selling HyperCloud products in order to stop the alleged continuing infringement by Netlist, particularly its HyperCloud DIMM products.
As previously announced, SMART Modular filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:12-cv-02319-MCE-EFB, accusing Netlist's HyperCloud of infringing SMART's U.S. Patent No. 8,250,295. The complaint filed is the most recent step in SMART's ongoing defense of its intellectual property related to "rank multiplication" for DRAM memory modules referred to as Load Reducing or LRDIMMs.
In its lawsuit, SMART alleges that Netlist has willfully infringed SMART's '295 patent as Netlist has had knowledge of SMART's prior patent application for the rank multiplication technology.
This action follows SMART Modular's requests that the United States Patent Office reexamine Netlist's patents on rank multiplication. Those reexaminations have been highly successful as the U.S. Patent Office has found that SMART Modular's intellectual property invalidates almost all of the claims of Netlist's Patent Nos. 7,289,386; 7,619,912; and 7,864,627 relating to rank multiplication.
About SMART Modular
SMART Modular is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation memory products. Combining leading-edge design and manufacturing with proven world-class support, SMART Modular leverages its deep expertise in DRAM, SRAM and Flash architectures with world-class board-layout design. SMART Modular delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including tier one computing and telecom OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Modular provides award-winning innovations in memory and embedded storage technologies. SMART Modular is part of the SMART family of global companies. See www.smartm.com for more information.
About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of companies are leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 23 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. These industries include PC, enterprise and industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART Storage Systems offers high-performance, high-capacity SSDs for enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense, aerospace, industrial automation, medical and transportation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management and supply-chain management worldwide. See www.smartm.com for more information.