By: Jackson Chang and Frances Huang
Taipei, April 7 (CNA) The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to launch an investigation into patent infringement allegations against Taiwan-based integrated circuit designer MediaTek Inc. (聯發科) and other high-tech firms.
In a statement posted on its website on Thursday, the USITC said it will investigate a complaint filed by U.S.-based IC designer Broadcom Corp., which has accused MediaTek and its subsidiary MStar Semiconductor Inc. (晨星) and other companies from the U.S. and Japan of infringing on its technology in certain semiconductor devices.
According to the USITC, the products at issue are semiconductors and consumer audiovisual products containing those semiconductors, such as digital televisions (DTVs), set-top boxes, Blu-Ray disc players, DVD players/recorders, and multimedia streaming players. [FULL STORY]