Hold the Bus! Rambus German lawsuit postponed

'Last minute delay tactics'

Rambus will have its day in court - but not yet.

The high-speed memory chip designer's patent infringement case against DRAM makers Hyundai and Infineon was supposed to kick off on Friday (Feb 16) at a court in Mannheim, Germany.

But the judge has requested the hearing to focus on procedural issues only. A hearing on substantive issues is to be rescheduled for a later, and as yet, unspecified date.

"By raising procedural issues at the last minute," Rambus said today in a press statement, "Micron and Hyundai have delayed the inevitable court hearing on patent infringement. Rambus is confident in its patent infringement position and that such last minute delay tactics will not affect the court's ultimate ruling." ®