Semiconductors and Components

Nvidia Fires Back at Samsung’s Countersuit

14 November 2014

The disagreement between Nvidia and Samsung over patent infringement continues to get gnarlier as the Korean chip giant filed a countersuit against the graphics chipmaker saying Nvidia violated its own semiconductor-related patents as well as making false claims about Samsung’s products.

Samsung’s complaint resides in Nvidia’s SHIELD tablet where the Korean chip company said Nvidia violated six of its semiconductor patents. Beyond that, the claims that Nvidia said about the tablet that it contains “the world’s fastest mobile processor” Samsung said are false and Samsung’s Exynos 5433 processor is faster.

Nvidia was quick to comment on the countersuit calling the claims “false advertising” and that Nvidia has the benchmarks to prove the fact the Tegra K1 processor is faster, Nvidia said in a blog statement on its Web site. Nvidia also called the maneuver a “predictable tactic.”

Samsung has also filed a claim against Virginia-based Velocity Micro, one of Nvidia’s customers that uses Nvidia graphics cards in its PC products.

More than two months ago, Nvidia filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung as well as Qualcomm what it claims were violations in Samsung’s smartphones and tablets utilizing technology found in Nvidia’s GPUs.

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