Re: Rambus Antitrust Trial Against Micron, Hynix Set for June 7.....Bloomberg//Nick
".....Hynix never "inflated" the price. The case requires a lot of mental gymnastics to explain.
Sometimes you really are quite amazing Nick...
The following excerpts prove you WRONG!
"...In March 2002, Hynix manager Chung reported that Hynix was quoting “DDR pricing in parity” with SDRAM and that this price “must be from Micron”, thus acknowledging that Hynix, like Samsung and Infineon, was taking direction from Micron regarding DRAM pricing.
Mr. Chung also stated that he had “intentionally leaked this information to my buddy at Samsung and also asked them to hold tight”. The Hynix executive reported that Samsung had agreed to “stay firm at $42 for both Sync and DDR.” Exh.140(Quinn Depo. Exh 393);
At a January 1997 meeting of the Synchlink Consortium (also attended by DRAM manufacturers Hynix, Micron, Samsung, and Infineon, among others), a Hynix representative stated:
[The Rambus-lntel relationship is] a dooms day scenario for DRAM business: If Intel/Rambus [allowed to] control all IP, DRAM suppliers will be nothing more than foundries, with profits going into Rambus/intel's [Rambus + Intel's] pockets.
RDRAM Killing Commences..
A May 2000 email authored by Dell executive Kevin Kettler stated:
Dell has booked our products over the last year around the assumption that RDRAM prices would decline and close on SDRAM. This would help us create demand. . .. the memory vendors have shown no desire to drop prices, therefore we are reevaluating our strategies .... So the message to them is drop prices or we will continue to decrease OUT RDRAM forecasts and we will architect next generation systems around DDR. ... We will give the memory vendors till the end of May to reply to our request….
….. if they still have no desire to drop prices, we should push ahead rearchitechting chipsets around DDR. Exh. 55 (5/9/00 Kettler email);Exh. 236 (l/I5/03 Kettler Depo. at 133:6-134:1); Exh. 26522 (7117/08 Tabrizi Depo. at 219:13-25).
On June 8, 2000, after learning of Dell’s request, Mr.. Tabrizi begged for permission to “go back to my old mode of RDRAM killing” and further recommended that that Hynix reject the request in an effect to put Rambus out of business by “closing their income revenue” from RDRAM royalties. Exh.63 (Chung Dep.Exh 14); Ex (7/18/08 Tabrizi Depo at 217:17.218:4).
-Here the jury will certainly ask about this "old mode of RDRAM killing", an evidence prior to 2000."
Mr. Tabrizi knew that Hynix could not alone “kill RDRAM, so be communicated directly to Infineon and Micron seeking their support. On June 7, 2000, Tabrizi informed tops executives at Infineon and Micron that Hynix would not meet Dell’s target, and he asked them to join Hynix in sending a message to Dell to remove its head from its posterior with respect to RDRAM. (6/7/00 Tabrizi du-Preeze email discussing Dell’s price target and attaching an obscene photograph at HR905_435635).
FYI, Tabrizi of Hynix was THE "Master of all corruption"...
People must be completely delusional not to accept the above i.e the price fixing, or the Rdram price infalting as a tool chosen by the cartel in their conspiracy to kill Rambus.