Today we know that AMD sued Realtek for alleged patent infringement. As noted, Realtek chips would violate AMD Graphics Patents.
In this lawsuit, AMD asked the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to issue an order prohibit the import of products suspected offenders on American soil, and to impose a caution during a 60 day investigation period.
AMD and ATI reportedly filed a lawsuit on May 5 against TCL Electronics and Realtek under Section 337 of the United States Tariff Act, alleging that Realtek graphics systems and components sold in TCL televisions and other defendants, in the United States, infringe five American patents held by AMD, which is why they want to stop importing the products, since the two companies would have to pay an AMD license to use as royalties.
Realtek was the only one to speak, indicating that this use had no impact on the company’s operations. The SoC business for smart TVs represents a small proportion of Realtek’s global revenue. This year should represent 9% of all your income, whereas last year it represented 13%. TCL comes out splashed as it resorted to Realtek SoCs to bring its Smart TVs to life, but the impact should also be limited due to said brand’s low visibility in the US, so we’ll have to wait and see what’s left. AMD lawsuit.