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Samsung wants ITC to ban sale of Nvidia chips in the US

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Samsung has reportedly filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission calling out for a ban on sale of Nvidia computer-graphics chips from reaching the American market shores.

The battle between the duo began in September when Nvidia filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc. and Samsung with the U.S. International Trade Commission, accusing the two of infringing patents on its graphics-processing unit (GPU). At the time, Nvidia requested the ITC to stop imports of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets containing Qualcomm’s Adreno, ARM’s Mali, or Imagination’s PowerVR graphics architectures.

Samsung in response filed a counter lawsuit in a U.S.federal court on November 4, claiming that NVidia Corp had infringed several of its semiconductor-related patents and that it has made false claims about its products.
The Asian electronics giant is seeking for damages for deliberate infringement of several of its technical patents, including a few that checks the way semiconductors buffer and use data.

Samsung, in its lawsuit, has also accused of NVidia of false advertising its “Shield” tablet touting that the tablet sports the world’s fastest mobile processor, the Tegra, which is not true. As evidence, the Electronics giant has cited benchmarking studies performed by researchers at Primate Labs as proving that claim false. Samsung claimed its own Exynos 5433 processor and Apple’s A8X are comparatively faster.

According to a Bloomberg report, an Nvidia spokesperson said the company hasn’t had a chance to look at the complaint in earnest, but it is looking forward to pursuing their earlier filed ITC action against Samsung products.