Actions Semiconductor (ACTS), one of the largest fabless IC companies in China, has announced that the United States International Trade Commission has issued a determination in the patent infringement lawsuit between Actions and SigmaTel.

Actions says the ITC modified a key claim construction under patent 522 and requested that the Honorable Administrative Law Judge reconsider the infringement issue for certain products in light of the modified claim construction.

After reconsidering the infringement issue, the judge has issued a determination confirming that Actions' products utilizing current firmware 952436 do not infringe the disputed patent.

The final determination is expected to be issued by September 15, 2006. Until the final determination is issued, there will be no restrictions placed on the importation of Actions' integrated circuits.

Following the determination, Nan-Horng Yeh, Actions' Chief Executive Officer commented "We hold the highest regard for intellectual property rights, both of others and our own. This determination underscores the validity of our technology and products. Furthermore, our customers can continue to have full confidence in Actions' innovative technology and product offerings."


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