Chipmaker: DOJ to investigate SRAM market

October 13, 2006 – After tallying up hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for misdeeds among DRAM makers including price fixing, the US Department of Justice is turning its gaze to makers of static random access memory (SRAM). Chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp. said it has been contacted by the US DOJ’s antitrust division, and plans to cooperate fully, and “make available employees, documents and all other relevant information.”

The DOJ spent much of the past several years investigating price-fixing allegations against several DRAM chipmakers, including Samsung, Elpida, Infineon, and Hynix, raking in fines of more than $700 million to date.


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