USITC probes graphics systems after AMD complaint

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) said it voted to start an investigation of certain graphics systems, components and consumer products based on a complaint filed by Advanced Micro Devices and ATI Technologies ULC.

“The products at issue in the investigation are televisions, smartphones, tablets, wearable devices, graphics processors, integrated circuits, and other consumer products containing such components and systems,” said the USITC.

“The amended complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain graphics systems, components thereof, and consumer products containing the same that allegedly infringe patents asserted by the complainants.

“The complainants request that the USITC issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.”

The USITC identified the following as respondents in the investigation:

LG Electronics, Inc., of Seoul, Republic of Korea
LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc., of San Diego, CA
VIZIO, Inc., of Irvine, CA
MediaTek Inc., of Hsinchu City, Taiwan
MediaTek USA Inc. of San Jose, CA
Sigma Designs, Inc., of Fremont, CA