GLOBALFOUNDRIES et TSMC annoncent le règlement de différends mondiaux par le biais de licences croisées de brevets



GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) and TSMC today announced they are dismissing all litigation between them as well as those that involve any of their customers. The companies have agreed to a broad life-of-patents cross-license to each other's worldwide existing semiconductor patents as well as those patents that will be filed during the next ten years as both companies continue to invest significantly in semiconductor research and development. This resolution guarantees GF and TSMC freedom to operate and ensures that their respective customers will continue to have access to each foundry's complete array of technologies and services.

«Nous sommes heureux d'avoir rapidement atteint ce règlement qui reconnaît la force de notre propriété intellectuelle respective. L'annonce d'aujourd'hui permet à nos deux sociétés de se concentrer sur l'innovation et de mieux servir nos clients dans le monde entier », a déclaré Thomas Caulfield, PDG de GF. «Cet accord entre GF et TSMC garantit la capacité de croissance de GF et constitue une victoire pour l'ensemble de l'industrie des semi-conducteurs qui est au cœur de l'économie mondiale d'aujourd'hui.»

'The semiconductor industry has always been highly competitive, driving the players to pursue innovation that enriched the lives of millions of people around the world. TSMC has invested tens of billions of dollars towards innovation to reach our leading position today,' said Sylvia Fang, General Counsel for TSMC. 'The resolution is a positive development that keeps our focus on advancing the needs of our customers for technologies that will continue to bring innovation to life, enabling the entire semiconductor industry to thrive and prosper.'