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19 September 2006


Avago sues Taiwan's Elan for patent infringement

General IP (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Avago Technologies Ltd of San Jose, CA, USA, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Hsin Chu District Court in Taiwan against Elan Microelectronics Corp, which is based
in Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park.

After a review of an independent technical examination, Avago Technologies asserts that Elan sensors in optical mice that are imported to, exported from or distributed or sold in Taiwan infringe its patent number 207503
"Seeing Eye Mouse for a Computer System."

The filing in Taiwan is in addition to Avago's patent infringe- ment claims against Elan in the US, and addresses alleged infringing sales beyond those
involved in the US case.

"Avago Technologies pioneered the development and commercialization of optical mouse sensor technology," said Kee Hane Ngoh, vice president and general manager of Avago Technologies' Navigation Products Division.
"Through our decades of Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots, we have developed a wide variety of technologies fundamental to optical mouse sensors and optical mice. We are contin- uing to vigorously protect our investments in developing this innovative technology."

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