SRAM Indirect Purchasers Antitrust Settlement

July 22, 2024
United States District Court, Northern District of California Oakland Division Case No. 4:07-md-1819 CW MDL No. 1819


Plaintiffs claim that the Defendants conspired to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of SRAM in violation of antitrust, unfair competition and unjust enrichment laws, resulting in overcharges to customers who indirectly purchased SRAM. Defendants deny that they did anything wrong. The District Court did not decide who is right. Samsung and Cypress (the “Settling Defendants”), have agreed to settle with Plaintiffs; they continue to deny liability, but settled to avoid litigation expense and risk.

What is SRAM?

SRAM means all types of Static Random Access Memory parts and modules as well as pseudostatic random access memory (“PSRAM”). SRAM is used in a variety of product markets, including: (1) the communications market in cell phones and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) technology; (2) the computer market in servers, mainframes, high-end computer workstations, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smart phones; and (3) the networking communications market in routers, switches, proxy and gateway devices, modems, storage area networks and firewalls.


You are a member of the Settlement Class if you indirectly purchased SRAM in the United States from one or more of the Defendants during the period from November 1, 1996 through December 31, 2006 (the “Class Period”). The Settlement Class includes indirect purchasers of SRAM that purchased and resold Defendants’ SRAM (“Resellers”), as well as indirect purchasers of Defendants’ SRAM that purchased it for their own use and not for resale (“End Users”).


  • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
  • Etron Technology, Inc.
  • Etron Technology America, Inc.
  • Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
  • Hynix Semiconductor America Inc.
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.
  • NEC Electronics Corporation
  • NEC Electronics America, Inc.
  • Renesas Technology Corp.
  • Renesas Technology America, Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
  • Samsung Electronics America Inc.
  • Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Settlements: $41,322,000.00

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