|[April 21, 2014]
ITC Rules Mellanox Does Not Infringe Avago's Laser Driver Patent
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel --(Business Wire)--
Mellanox (News - Alert)® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of
high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center
services and storage systems, announced today that, on April 17, 2014,
the U.S. International Trade commission (ITC) issued its Final
Determination ruling that Mellanox's Active Optical Cable products and
VCSEL drivers do not infringe Avago's U.S. Patent Number 5,596,456,
directed to a laser driver, which was asserted against Mellanox by Avago
in an ITC complaint (Inv. No. 337-TA-860) filed in September 2012.
"We are happy with the ITC's ruling, which confirms our position that
Mellanox and IPtronics do not infringe the key patent at issue in the
case," said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO of Mellanox Technologies.
"Our customers can expect to continue receiving the same quality
products that they have relied upon historically from Mellanox."
The ITC also affirmed the ALJ ruling that certain Mellanox cable
products that contain a particular type of vertical cavity surface
emitting laser ("VCSEL") do infringe another of Avago's patents, US
Patent No. 5,596,595, directed to a VCSEL and issued a limited exclusion
order and cease and desist orders with respect to those products. The
VCSELs in the products at issue are supplied to Mellanox by third
These orders, however, will not interrupt Mellanox's ability to supply
cables or otherwise impact Mellanox's current or planned product
offerings. Those orders are also not expected to have a material adverse
effect on the company's business, financial position, results of
operations or cash flow.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and
Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by
providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data
faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability.
Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters,
switches, software, cables and silicon tat accelerate application
runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets
including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0,
cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.
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