MPS Wins in Patent Dispute and Obtains an Injunction Order Against Fitipower

Jul 19, 2012, 17:13 ET from Monolithic Power Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) (Nasdaq: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that on June 14, 2012, the Intellectual Property Court (IP Court) in Taiwan issued a judgment finding Fitipower Integrated Technology (Fitipower) infringes MPS Patent No. I299935.  The IP Court also granted an injunctive relief ordering Fitipower to destroy and to stop making, selling, importing, use and offer to sell infringing products and datasheets including TA2154, FR9758, FR9706 and FP6340.  In the ruling, the IP Court awarded MPS monetary damages in the amount of $1.8 million New Taiwan Dollars against Fitipower. 

MPS Patent No. I299935 enables efficient low-voltage, low-current power conversion such as DC-DC step-down converter applications.  In 2010, MPS filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Fitipower with the IP Court in Taiwan. Through these lawsuits, MPS intends to vigorously defend and enforce its intellectual property.

About Monolithic Power Systems
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 900 employees worldwide, located in the United States, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and across Europe.

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