Advanced Micro Devices Purchases Fast Logic™ Portfolio License

CUPERTINO, Calif. – December 13, 2013 Alliacense today announced that Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. has purchased a Fast Logic™ Portfolio license from The TPL Group.  The agreement resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed by The TPL Group against Advanced Micro Devices.

In September 2011 a patent infringement lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware against 18 of the companies believed to be infringing the Fast Logic Patent Portfolio.  Roughly half of those defendants have purchased licenses.

Advanced Micro Devices joins more than 30 other global electronics leaders who have purchased Fast Logic licenses since the licensing program began in 2007, including Samsung, Broadcom, Philips and Freescale.

About Alliacense

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About the Fast Logic™ Portfolio

The Fast Logic Portfolio includes U.S. Patent No. 5,030,853, titled “High Speed Logic and Memory Family Using Ring Segment Buffer,” U.S. Patent No. 5,391,949, titled “Differential Latching Inverter Circuit,” U.S. Patent No. 5,247,212, titled “Complementary Logic Input Parallel (CLIP) Logic Circuit Family,” U.S. Patent No. 5,001,367, titled “High Speed Complementary Field Effect Transistor Logic Circuits,” and U.S. Patent No. 5,363,001, titled “Data Input Register For Random Access Memory.”

These innovations of visionary scientist Albert Vinal founder of Thunderbird Technologies have become common building blocks in today’s electronics products.  Thunderbird Technologies develops fundamental design techniques for high-speed memories and high-performance transistor design.  Thunderbird’s high-speed memory designs include improvements to circuit and associated transistor design.  In 2007, The TPL Group partnered with Thunderbird Technologies to advance these protected, fundamental innovations as the Fast Logic Portfolio.

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