Fortress Sues Intel over Patents Acquired from NXP and Freescale

October 5, 2017

VLSI Technology LLC has filed suit against Intel (3:17-cv-05671), asserting eight patents received either directly from NXP or from Freescale, which NXP acquired in December 2015. The plaintiff, an apparent affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC, has targeted a large number of microprocessors, including Intel Core i3, i5, and i7; Xeon E3, E5, and E7; and Atom microprocessors, as well as Stratix 10 Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and other products that incorporate Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (“EMIB”) technology.

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