Samsung Countersues NVIDIA
It seems like the battle between NVIDIA and Samsung ranges on. Two months ago, NVIDIA filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung and Qualcomm.
The company is seeking to stop the shipments of the alleged infringing devices in America. The list of gadgets include the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. According to the the company, both Samsung and Qualcomm infringed seven GPU patents that relate to certain processes including programmable shading, unified shaders which allow processing units in a GPU to be used for different purposes and multithreaded parallel processing in GPUs.
Samsung has now fought back and applied for a counter-suit against NVIDIA. According to the South Korean tycoon, NVIDIA violated six patent but it seems NVIDIA anticipated this as per its blog post. Samsung’s complaint extends to Velocity Micro who is a small customer of NVIDIA based in Virginia. Samsung alleges that Velocity Micro has used technology covered by 8 of its patents without a license. Samsung has decided to include this small company is because NVIDIA included Qualcomm in its lawsuit. The South Korean wants to keep litigation within Virginia which has a faster time to trial compared other states in America.
In addition, Samsung alleges NVIDIA lied in its advertising and that NVIDIA Shield Tablet has the “world’s fastest mobile processor.” Samsung says this is a false and misleading statement. According to this false advertising statement by the tech tycoon, “the Samsung Exynos 5433 SOC, as used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 mobile computing device, scores higher in both the single-core and multi-core Geekbench 3 benchmark tests than the NVIDIA Tegra Kl SOC used in the NVIDIA Shield Tablet.”
NVIDIA has responded by defending its claim that its K1 is for a fact, faster than is faster than the Exynos 5433. It looks like this battle between the companies will be continuing into the future as it doesn’t look like anyone is going to give in.
Source: Android Authority