Today Sandisk filed a lawsuit against 25 other flash memory vendors, aiming to erase some of their profits.
The roll call of the companies is a long one, but here goes: ACP-EP
Memory, A-Data, Apacer, Behavior Computer, Buffalo, Chipsbank, Corsair
Memory, Dane-Elec, Edge, Imation/Memorex, Interactive Media, Kaser,
Kingston, LG Electronics, Phison Electronics, PNY, PQI, Silicon Motion,
Skymedi, Transcend, TSR, USBest, Verbatim, Welldone Company and
SanDisk says it's just enforcing its patents to be "fair" to
the companies that already license its technology for flash storage
Quite a few of those names are well-known, such as Apacer, Buffalo, PNY, PQI and Corsair. SanDisk said the companies would have a chance to sign up for its licensing program, but failing that, it will pursue legal action "aggressively."