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International Trade Commission Judge Rules in Favor of Spansion in Tessera Patent Lawsuit | Cypress Semiconductor

International Trade Commission Judge Rules in Favor of Spansion in Tessera Patent Lawsuit

Last Updated: December 01, 2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec 01, 2008 --

Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN), the world's leading pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced that the Judge presiding over a patent lawsuit filed with the International Trade Commission (ITC) by Tessera Inc. has ruled in favor of Spansion and other technology companies, including Qualcomm Inc. and Motorola Inc. The Judge has issued an Initial Determination finding that Spansion's Flash memory products do not infringe the Tessera patents at issue.

"We believe today's ruling sends a clear and emphatic message to Tessera and other patent houses that the ITC cannot be used to manipulate U.S. technology companies into taking unnecessary and unwanted patent licenses," said Robert Melendres, executive vice president and general counsel, Spansion. "Spansion is committed to vigorously protecting the company against these types of lawsuits through every means possible."

The initial ruling by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is not a final determination. The estimated completion date of the investigation is April 3, 2009.

About Spansion

Spansion (Nasdaq: SPSN - News) is a leading Flash memory solutions provider, dedicated to enabling, storing and protecting digital content in wireless, automotive, networking and consumer electronics applications. Spansion, previously a joint venture of AMD and Fujitsu, is the largest company in the world dedicated exclusively to designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and licensing Flash memory solutions. For more information, visit

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