Alliance sells memory, graphics patents to Acacia

June 29, 2007 – Acacia Research Corp. says it has purchased three portfolios of patents from Alliance Semiconductor that include 36 US patents covering technologies ranging from memory (flash and DRAM), and computer and gaming console graphics.

The flash memory portfolio includes 15 patents relating to the architecture, manufacturing and operation of flash memory, including NOR flash, while the DRAM group has six patents covering circuits and manufacturing of DRAM. The rest of the patents (14) relate to graphics systems for computers and gaming consoles.

“These three new patent portfolios are a significant addition as we continue to grow our base of future revenues,” said Paul Ryan, Acacia chairman/CEO, in a statement.


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