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US reports said that the five biggest semiconductor firms, the so-called Dramurai, are preparing a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against US intellectual property firm Rambus.

The goal, the reports say, is to prevent Rambus Inc from sitting pretty on patents for synchronous memory and double data rate memory.

Just a few weeks back, Hitachi, which was involved in litigation against Rambus, decided to license the firm's IP, and end the anti-trust case it started. Just one week earlier, Toshiba decided to license similar patents from the Mountain View based company.

That could mean that the Dramurai looked at Hitachi's plea and thought it could be a goer. (See How the Hell do I... sue Rambus).

According to the report, which surfaced in US newspaper Electronic Buyers' News, the possible litigation is based on the same principles as outlined in Hitachi's pleading, as first exclusively published here.

Just a few days after Hitachi sent its lawyers packing, Micron sort of told The Register that any agreements between Hitachi and Toshiba with Rambus were kind of irrelevant.

And just a few days earlier, Intel's CEO Craig Barrett said that Toshiba signing a pact with Rambus did not mean this particular issue had come to a close.

Now just when is ServerWorks (formerly Reliance) going to IPO? That will be one to watch. ®

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