Infineon settles patent infringement row with Atmel

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Posted: Jun 14, 2013 4:15 AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German chipmaker Infineon <IFXGn.DE> said it has settled a patent infringement claim against Atmel <ATML.O>, ending a legal dispute that has been ongoing for more than two years.

As part of the settlement, Atmel will pay Infineon an undisclosed sum, Infineon sad in a statement on Friday.

Infineon initiated proceedings against Atmel in April 2011, filing a complaint against the company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. The patents in the suit and countersuit are related to microcontrollers.

(Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Christoph Steitz)