Microtune, Broadcom Settle for $22.5M

Broadcom announced today that it has settled all outstanding patent and antitrust litigation with Microtune. Under the settlement agreement, all outstanding claims in pending litigation between the parties will be dismissed with prejudice. The parties also entered into reciprocal releases covering all asserted and unasserted claims.

Additionally, Broadcom and Microtune have entered into a separate patent cross-license agreement whereby patents claiming priority prior to the effective date of the license agreement are licensed for the lives of the patents, and patents filed within the next four years are licensed for ten years.

Under the agreement, all products of Broadcom are licensed under all of Microtune’s patents, and all current products and future analog signal processing products of Microtune are licensed under all of Broadcom’s analog signal processing patents.

Both companies expressed satisfaction with the settlement.

Broadcom Corporation is a provider of integrated semiconductor technologies that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. The company designs, develops and supplies system-on-a-chip technologies incorporating digital, analog, radio frequency, microprocessor and digital signal processing technologies.

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