Rambus has said in a press release on Wednesday that it will sue four companies for, among other things, making price agreements. Hynix Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, Micron Technology and Siemens AG can find a complaint in their mailbox. Rambus claims that these companies have made a pact to make it impossible for their competitors to operate. The indictment, based on evidence obtained through a Federal Trade Commission, accuses the four companies of price fixing, unfair competition and conspiracy to achieve a monopoly.
In doing so, the companies are violating the Cartwright Act and the California Business and Professions Code. John Danforth, vice president of Rambus, says written evidence will show that the four manufacturers illegally entered into agreements, depriving Rambus of the opportunity to compete for consumer favors.