Rambus loses antitrust trial vs. Micron, Hynix

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A California jury has decided against Rambus in an antitrust lawsuit it filed against chip-makers Micron and Hynix.

A jury determined Wednesday that Micron Technology Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. did not conspire to fix pricing of memory chips. Rambus had alleged that the two companies conspired to make Rambus-designed chips more expensive and keep the company out of the market.

The jury also found that neither Micron nor Hynix conspired with each other or with Infineon or Samsung to harm Rambus’ relationship with computer chip maker Intel Corp.

The case was before the California Superior Court in San Francisco.

Rambus sued the chip makers in 2004.