The company says it will "aggressively" defend itself against Seagate Technology's four patent infringement claims.
As makers move to multilevel cell technology, prices for the next generation of flash storage will drop.
Seagate's lawsuit against STEC sounds like its one of a series of suits, or licensing agreements, that could follow.
The storage giant is joining the likes of Intel and Micron Technology in the lucrative market for solid-state drives for servers.
New solid-state drives, which feature capacities of up to 62GB, are designed for notebooks and Netbooks.
Fujitsu will sell its hard disk drive business to Western Digital, according to a Japan-based report.
Solid state drive makers say upcoming devices will be address power efficiency more aggressively.
Toshiba matches Samsung by shipping a 256GB solid-state drive, but Toshiba's drive rivals magnetic drives in size while delivering better performance.
Dell's new E4200 ultraportable notebook comes with two flavors of solid-state drives. Consumers will now have at least a couple of performance options.
The MacBook Air still offers the same Intel processors and solid-state drive that it was offering nine months ago.