Saturday, January 31, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
ASUS Announces The B85M-Gamer Mainboard
AT&T, Verizon Among Winners Of US Airwaves Auction
Apple Closes the Gap on Samsung Fourth Quarter's Worldwide Smartphone Shipments
Verizon To Let USers Opt Out Supercookies
Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Options For The Enterprise
Jolla Tablet Returns to Indiegogo With A 64GB Version
BT Sees Ultrafast Broadband Not Coming Earlier Than 2025
Google To Change Privacy Policy After UK's Watchdog Investigation
Active Discussions
Why Double Logins ?
retrieving burned cd information
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
 Home > News > General Computing > Seagate...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Seagate Sues SSD Maker Stec


World's largest hard disk maker Seagate filed a suit on Monday against a competitor, STEC, a maker of solid-state drives, alleging patent violations.

Seagate claims that Stec violated patents related to the controllers the company used in the flash memory Solid State Drives (SSD). Such controllers are essential parts of SSDs, since they help compensate for the weaknesses of flash memory chips, namely the lack of speed and reliability.

Seagate's move could set an important precedent and stall the solid-state storage industry. There are more than 50 companies doing solid-state drives. A suit will add doubt and uncertainty, while a possible Seagate's victory could also force makers such as Samsung and Intel to pay licensing fees to Seagate for their SSD implementations. This would also increase prices to end users.

Stec has not yet officially released any statement about the suit.

Seagate filed the lawsuit on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

SSDs have gained ground against HDDs because they use less power and are more reliable, but HDDs remain far less expensive. Seagate's move may offer the company the chance to collect licensing fees or even forge an alliance with SSD makers in order to expand its own flash memory business.


Previous
Next
Nokia's New 6212 Mobile Pays Your Bills        All News        Sony DADC Opens MEDIA-TECH Expo 2008
Comcast Wants 'Bill of Rights' for File-sharers and ISPs     General Computing News      Save Windows XP

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Releases New 20nm SSDs For Data Centers
HGST Hard Disks Top Reliability Tests
Pioneer Releases Solid-state Drive
Mushkin STRIKER Line of Solid State Drives Debut at CES 2015
Toshiba Launches 3TB 2.5-inch HDD, Showcases First PCIe Single Package SSD
Samsung Now Mass Producing An Ultra-fast PCIe SSD for Notebooks
Plextor Unveils New M7e PCIe SSD At CES
HyperX Launches High-Performance PCIe SSD
Patriot Launches New Ignite SSD
Corsair Releases Neutron Series XT SSDs, HXi Series Power Supply Line and New Flash Drives at CES 2015
Crucial Unveils New SSDs And DDR4 Memory Modules At CES
CES: SanDisk Introduces New Affordable SSDs, USB Flash Drive for Android Devices

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .