Wednesday, February 20, 2008

[ News, Science / Tech, December 21 2007] Samsung signs deal to share HDD-related patents with Hitachi's affiliate

Samsung Electronics Co., Korea’s electronics giant, said Friday (Dec. 21) that it has signed a deal to share patented technologies with Japan’s computer hardware manufacturer HGST in producing hard disk drives (HDD).

Under the deal, both companies will be able to share HDD-related patents registered before 2003 permanently and others until 2011, the company said in a statement. HGST is an affiliate of Hitachi, one of Japan’s largest electronics companies.

In a separate move, the two have agreed to drop all pending patent-infringement lawsuits lodged against each other, Samsung added.

No comments: