Hynix and Rambus reached an agreement that moves the companies closer to the end of an eight year old legal dispute. World's second biggest DRAM maker has agreed to pay Rambus royalties, along with $349 million in damages plus interest:
The parties have agreed to royalty rates of 1% for SDR SDRAM and 4.25% for DDR SDRAM memory devices for net sales after January 31, 2009 and before April 18, 2010. The latter rate applies to DDR, DDR2, DDR3, GDDR, GDDR2 and GDDR3 SDRAM devices, as well as DDR SGRAM devices. In addition, a proposed final judgment of $349 million in damages, plus pre-judgment interest of approximately $48 million has been submitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The final amount of pre-judgment interest depends on the date final judgment is entered. Damages and royalty rates are limited to U.S. infringements.