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US Court Awards Judgment to
Seoul Semiconductor Against Nichia

Lawsuit started in December, 2007 over statements Seoul Semiconductor distributed to the media

Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. Press Release - 10/28/2008
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Seoul Semiconductor TopView LED

Seoul Semiconductor TopView LED

SEOUL, Korea - Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. ("Seoul Semiconductor") announced that the United States Court for the Central District of California rendered a judgment denying all the claims of Nichia Corporation and Nichia America Corporation ("Nichia") in a lawsuit that Nichia filed against Seoul Semiconductor under the Lanham Act and California state law.

This lawsuit started in December, 2007 over statements Seoul Semiconductor distributed to the media regarding an earlier design patent litigation between Seoul Semiconductor and Nichia. Seoul Semiconductor filed a motion for a summary judgment (which is a legal determination of the case without a full trial) against Nichia's claims. After considering both parties' arguments and evidence, the U.S. court found there was no evidence that Seoul Semiconductor's actions caused any injuries to Nichia and the court entered final judgment in favor of Seoul Semiconductor. The content of the Judgment is as follows:

1. Nichia shall recover nothing from Seoul Semiconductor.
2. Seoul Semiconductor shall have judgment in their favor on all of Nichia's claims.
3. Seoul Semiconductor shall recover from Nichia their costs of suit.

About Seoul Semiconductor

Seoul Semiconductor, the world's leading LED manufacturer, has been named to Forbes and Business Weeks lists as one of the most promising Asian companies. Its product, Acriche, was recently named as "Product of the Year 2006" by Elektronik, one of the most prestigious electronics magazines in Europe. Seoul Semiconductor's primary business areas are LED packaging and custom module manufacturing. It provides a full range of LED products including AC-driven semiconductor light source, Acriche, High-brightness Power, Side View, Top, Chip, Lamp and High Flux LEDs, and custom type modules.

Applications for the company's LED products include general lighting, signage, back lighting for mobile phones, TVs, notebook computers, automotive lighting, home appliances, signals, etc. Seoul Semiconductor reported US$266 million in sales in 2007. It has 1,443 patents and 264 licenses as of December, 2007. Seoul Semiconductor has 18 branches including 3 overseas corporate offices. Its products are also represented worldwide by more than 90 distributors.

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