Netlist Responds To Inphi Lawsuit

IRVINE, CA (December 1, 2009) . . . Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) today announced that the legal action filed by Inphi Corporation Monday is without merit and appears to be in response to the patent infringement action filed by Netlist against Inphi in September 2009.

In September, Netlist sued Inphi alleging that Inphi's iMB line of isolation memory buffer integrated circuits infringe Netlist's U.S. Patent No. 7,532,537. Netlist is seeking monetary damages and has requested an injunction barring Inphi from making and selling infringing product and from inducing others to infringe any of the claims of the '537 patent.

Netlist's management and its legal team have reviewed the Inphi patents and believe that Inphi's claims are without merit and will fail in court.

"The products we are bringing to market, including HyperCloud memory, are important innovations, and they are based on our robust portfolio of intellectual property," said C.K. Hong, President and CEO of Netlist. "We will continue to vigorously assert our intellectual property against Inphi and any others that make unlawful use of our IP."

About Netlist, Inc.
Netlist designs and manufactures high-performance memory subsystems for the server and high- performance computing and communications markets. The Company's memory subsystems are developed for applications in which high-speed, high-capacity memory, functionality, small form factor, and heat dissipation are key requirements. These applications include tower-servers, rack-mounted servers, blade servers, high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations, and telecommunication equipment. Netlist maintains its headquarters in Irvine, California with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, China.

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Dec 01, 2009

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