SONY-SAMSUNG Enter Cross-License to Share Patents!

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  1. j^aws

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    http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/200412/04-1214E/

    It's important to note that Samsung do not have access to playsation patents/IPs. Nonetheless Sony would have access to Samsung patents/IPs to apply to the PS3. So the list of partners for PS3 now has Samsung added,

    Samsung
    SONY
    nVidia
    IBM
    Toshiba
    Rambus
    <insert here>

    What could Samsung bring to the PS3 and CELL from this joint venture! :?:
     
  2. Tuttle

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    The agreement sounds more defensive than strategic. I would assume Samsung holds enough patents in the areas that Sony wants Cell to be applied to that it was important to get the threat of future IP lawsuits out of the way now.
     
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    I think it has nothing to do with Cell and alot more to do with eneding the costly IP battles that have been raging in the CE marketplace. Sony just payed out something like 100M+ in a case IIRC.
     
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    Well Samsung is at Fishkill working with IBM on .65 nm and .45 nm. They support Rambus XDR and Blu-Ray along with being a consummer electronic giant.
     
  5. j^aws

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    Well, minus the exceptions, they now have access to these patents below! :p

    Samsung patents...

    Approximately 100,000! :shock:
     
  6. Wunderchu

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    this deal should allow Sony to manufacture certain types of RAM themselves (i.e.: Samsung's QDR II RAM and/or their GDDR3 RAM), instead of having to buy RAM...........
     
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    It's already known that Samsung is one of suppliers of XDR-DRAM for the PS3, along with Toshiba and Elpida.

    http://www.rambus.com/products/innovationslicensing/licensingmodel/licensees.cfm
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Wunderchu

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    oh cool ... I guess I missed that news .......... well, I guess Sony will not have to buy RAM from Samsung anymore, they can just make some themselves using Samsung's IP :eek: ... should result in some quite good savings for Sony, IMO 8)
     
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    Likely, but not necessarily.
     
  10. Wunderchu

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    not necessarily I suppose.. however, I can't really see Sony going ahead and buying RAM from someone else and squandering the opportunity to use Samsung's IP to manufacture RAM for themselves..
     
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