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Monolithic Power Systems Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Silergy Corporation, Silergy Technology, Compal Electronics, Inc. and Bizcom Electronics, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced today it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Silergy Corporation, Silergy Technology, Compal Electronics, and Bizcom Electronics asserting that Silergy step-down regulators, such as, e.g., SY8206, SY8208, and SY8228 product families, and Compal Electronic and Bizcom Electronics products incorporating those step-down regulators from, e.g., Silergy SY8206 and SY8208 product families, such as notebook computers, have infringed, e.g., MPS' under bump metallization technology and other protected technologies, specifically those covered by three MPS patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,944,048; 8,283,758; and 8,361,899).

In the complaint, MPS seeks unspecified damages and a court-ordered injunction against future infringement by these companies. Through this lawsuit, MPS intends to vigorously protect and enforce its intellectual property.

About Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.
Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance analog ICs. Founded in 1997, MPS's core technology is its innovative and proprietary manufacturing process combined with superior analog circuit design capabilities across system-level and end customer applications. These combined advantages enable MPS to deliver highly integrated monolithic products that offer energy efficient and cost-effective solutions. MPS product families include DC/DC converters, LED drivers and controllers, Class-D audio amplifiers, battery chargers and protections, USB and current-limit switches and AC/DC offline products. MPS has over 1,000 employees worldwide, located in the United States, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore and across Europe.

Monolithic Power Systems, MPS, and the MPS logo are registered trademarks of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and trademarked in certain other countries.

SOURCE Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.



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