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Macronix Corrects Spansion's Misleading Statements and Will Continue Enforcing its Rights against Infringers

HSINCHU, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macronix International Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2337), a global leader providing non-volatile memory solutions, indicated today that Spansion's press releases relating to Macronix, including its most recent press release regarding the orders of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, are often false or misleading. Spansion is fully aware that those two orders are for procedure only, i.e. one for the transfer of case to California, and the other for the amendment of complaint. Those orders do not concern whether Spansion infringes Macronix's patents.

Macronix has a seven-patent infringement suit against Spansion in the U.S. District Court in Virginia. This week, the court issued two procedural orders, one transferring the case to California for the convenience of the parties and the witnesses, and a second order requiring Macronix to amend a portion of its complaint with additional details.

"No one should be misled by Spansion's press releases into believing that Spansion and its customers have escaped any liability for infringement of Macronix's patents" said Arthur Yang, President of Macronix America, Inc. "We are pleased that the judge found that Macronix's allegations that Spansion willfully infringed Macronix's patents are sufficient," he added. 

Macronix heavily invests in research and development of its technology and will enforce its patent rights against infringers such as Spansion. In addition to the Macronix's U.S. District Court case, Macronix has a patent infringement case against Spansion at the U.S. International Trade Commission and Macronix also has proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office to invalidate Spansion patents. 

About Macronix International Co., Ltd.
Macronix, a leading integrated device manufacturer in the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market, provides a full range of NOR Flash, NAND Flash, and ROM products. With its world-class R&D and manufacturing capability, Macronix continues to deliver high-quality, innovative and performance driven products to its customers in the consumer, communication, computing, automotive, networking and other segment markets.

For more information, please visit the Macronix's website: www.macronix.com

Media Contact:
Michelle Chang
Deputy Director
Corporate Communication Office
Macronix International Co., Ltd.
TEL: 886-3-578-6688 ext. 71233
Mobile: 886-933310870
Email: [email protected]

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