Chinese Chipmaker YMTC Sues US Micron for Patent Infringement

Chinese chipmaker Yangtze Memory Technologies Co (YMTC) has filed a lawsuit against U.S. rival Micron Technology and its consumer products unit over an allegation of infringement of eight of its patents on November 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

According to the lawsuit as reported by Reuters, YMTC alleged that Micron turned to its patented technology amid high competition from YMTC and to take advantage of market share. In the lawsuit, YMTC said that Micron was not paying its fair share to use the patented inventions.

The U.S. has issued a number of restrictions in recent years on exporting US chips to Chinese rivals in fear of Beijing using its technology to strengthen military power. YMTC was one of the Chinese companies that were hit by this restriction.