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O2Micro wins CCFL decision over Asustek

Taiwan's High Court has upheld a lower court ruling against a motion by Asustek Computer to use CCFL driver controllers made by a rival of O2Micro.
  • Dan Nystedt (IDG News Service)
  • 04 October, 2006 10:02

Taiwan's High Court has upheld a lower court ruling against a motion by Asustek Computer to use CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) driver controllers made by a rival of O2Micro International.

Asustek had been seeking a permanent injunction against O2Micro so that it could use CCFL driver controllers made by Monolithic Power Systems, a company O2Micro has sued for patent infringement, O2Micro said in a statement.

The Taiwan courts struck down Asustek's argument that O2Micro's actions violated Taiwan's Fair Trade Law and defamed Asustek.

O2Micro has patent infringement cases pending against Monolithic Power and Asustek in Taiwan's Taipei District Court and in U.S. District Court, O2Micro said.