December 22, 1987 |
A judge who issued a landmark ruling that the internal design of microchips is protected by U.S. copyright law has removed himself from the case, apparently because he owns $80 worth of stock. The move by U.S. District Judge William A. Ingram to quit the legal battle between Intel Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., and NEC Corp. of Japan means that the two sides will have to start the case again from the beginning. It began in 1984.
December 5, 2006 |
NEC Electronics America Inc. and Elpida Memory Inc. agreed to pay a total of $50.7 million to resolve lawsuits claiming they conspired to fix prices of computer memory chips. The agreements settled private antitrust lawsuits filed over sales of dynamic random access memory, or DRAM, chips in the U.S. from 1999 to 2002, according to papers filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco.
September 12, 2003 |
NEC Corp., Japan's biggest maker of personal computers, said Thursday that two of its U.S. units received subpoenas as part of a Justice Department antitrust investigation of memory chip companies. The units, Elpida Memory and NEC Electronics America, got grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on June 19, 2002, and May 30, 2003, respectively, Tokyo-based NEC said in a regulatory filing. Both units are based in Santa Clara, Calif.
June 2, 1987 |
There is a Japanese supercomputer performing more than 1 billion mathematical calculations per second in Houston these days, and it represents a significant challenge to U.S. dominance of one of the highest peaks in high technology. To get the order, NEC Corp. (formerly Nippon Electric Co.), a formidably competitive manufacturer of computers, telephone equipment and semiconductors, made a very attractive lease deal to the customer, the Houston Area Research Center.
April 23, 1987 |
Two leading Japanese manufacturers of portable, laptop computers are actively considering transfering production of the machines to the United States to reduce trade tensions and circumvent the tariffs imposed last week on Japanese consumer goods by the Reagan Administration. Among the locations that might be used for the newly transferred manufacturing is the Irvine plant of Toshiba America.