October 16, 2021

CHICAGO PIXELS

SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH CENTER

Nitride wins patent license settlement from QT-Brightek

In September 2017, Japan’s Nitride Semiconductors Co Ltd (which was spun off from Tokushima University in 2000) filed complaints against global electrical components distributor Digi-Key Corp in the US District Court for the District of Minnesota, asserting infringement of its ultraviolet light-emitting diode (UV-LED) patent. Nitride asserted that UV-LED products supplied by various LED companies – such as American Opto Plus LED Corp, Crystal IS Inc, Kingbright Electronic Co Ltd, Luminus Device, and QT-Brightek Corp – have been infringing Nitride’s UV-LED patent…