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In the Matter of: Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors and Products Containing Same, Including Memory Modules; Notice of Investigation

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AGENCY:

U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Institution of investigation pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 19, 2010, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Infineon Technologies AG of Germany and Infineon Technologies North America Corp. of Milpitas, California. An amendment to the complaint was filed on March 12, 2010. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain dynamic random access memory semiconductors and products containing same, including memory modules, by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,480,051; 5,422,309; 5,397,664; and 7,071,074. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337.

The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue an exclusion order and cease and desist orders.

ADDRESSES:

The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Start Printed Page 14468Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Juan S. Cockburn, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, telephone (202) 205-2572.

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Authority: The authority for institution of this investigation is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and in section 210.10 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.10 (2009).

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Scope of Investigation: Having considered the complaint, the U.S. International Trade Commission, on March 18, 2010, ordered that

(1) Pursuant to subsection (b) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, an investigation be instituted to determine whether there is a violation of subsection (a)(1)(B) of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within the United States after importation of certain dynamic random access memory semiconductors or products containing the same, including memory modules that infringe one or more of claims 1-16 of U.S. Patent No. 5,480,051; claims 1-19 of U.S. Patent No. 5,422,309; claims 6-9 and 11 of U.S. Patent No. 5,397,664; and claims 1-20 of U.S. Patent No. 7,071,074, and whether an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337;

(2) For the purpose of the investigation so instituted, the following are hereby named as parties upon which this notice of investigation shall be served:

(a) The complainants are:

Infineon Technologies AG, Am Campeon 1-12, D-85579 Neubiberg, Germany.

Infineon Technologies North America Corp., 640 N. McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035.

(b) The respondents are the following entities alleged to be in violation of section 337, and are the parties upon which the complaint is to be served:

Elpida Memory Inc., Sumitomo Seimei Yaesu Bldg. 3F, 2-1 Yaesu 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Elpida Memory (USA) Inc., 1175 Sonora Ct., Sunnyvale, CA 94086.

Rexchip Electronics Corporation, No. 429-1, Sanfong Rd., Houli Township, Taichung County, Central Taiwan Science Park, Taiwan.

Kingston Technology Company Inc., 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

Kingston Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., No. 1, Yinglun Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, Shanghai 200131, China.

Kingston Technology Far East Co. Ltd., No. 1-5, Li-Hsin Road, I, Science Based, Industrial Park, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.

Kingston Technology Far East (M) Sdn. Bhd., Plot 111-B Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, Lebuhraya Kampung Jawa, Bayan Lepas, Penang 11900, Malaysia.

Payton Technology Corp., 17665 Newhope St., Ste B, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.

A-Data Technology Co., Ltd., 18F., No. 258, Lian Cheng Rd., Chung Ho City, 235 Taipei, Taiwan.

A-Data Technology (USA) Co. Ltd., 17101 Gale Ave., Hacienda Height, CA 91745.

Apacer Technology, Inc., 4F, 75, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi City, 221 Taipei County, Taiwan.

Apacer Memory America Inc., 386 Fairview Way, Suite 102, Milpitas, CA 95035.

Buffalo Inc., 15, Shibata hondori 4-chome, Minami-ku, Nagoya, 457-8520, Japan.

Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., 11100 Metric Boulevard, Suite 750, Austin, TX 78758.

Corsair Memory, 46221 Landing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538.

Corsair Memory (Taiwan), A-1, 5th Floor, 5 Hangsiang Road, Dayuan Township, Tao Yuan County 33747, Taiwan.

Mushkin Inc., 317 Inverness Way South, Suite 130, Englewood, CO 80112.

Mushkin APAC, B-13-9, Megan Avenue II, No. 12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Transcend Information Inc., No. 70, XingZhong Rd., NeiHu Dist., Taipei, Taiwan.

Transcend USA, 1645 North Brian Street, Orange, CA 92867.

(c) The Commission investigative attorney, party to this investigation, is Juan S. Cockburn, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20436; and

(3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Paul J. Luckern, Chief Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission, shall designate the presiding Administrative Law Judge.

Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d)-(e) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown.

Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or a cease and desist order or both directed against the respondent.

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: March 22, 2010.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2010-6617 Filed 3-24-10; 8:45 am]

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