Advanced Micro Devices has settled its patent infringement suit against
Alliance Semiconductor. In 1996, AMD filed a suit that alleged Alliance
infringed two flash memory patents. Under the settlement, Alliance will pay
AMD an undisclosed sum for damages and future royalties. The companies also
have submitted to the court a consent judgment that finds the two AMD
patents are valid and enforceable and that certain Alliance flash memory
devices infringed AMD's patents.