0001104659-10-028967 8-K 3 20100517 7.01 9.01 20100517 20100517 NETLIST INC 0001282631 3674 954812784 DE 8-K 34 001-33170 10836997 475 GODDARD IRVINE CA 92618 8-K 1 a10-10194_18k.htm 8-K




Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  May 17, 2010


Netlist, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)






51 Discovery, Irvine, California



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (949) 435-0025


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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On May 17, 2010, Netlist, Inc. issued a press release regarding the legal action filed against Texas Instruments, Incoporated on November 18, 2008. A copy of the updated press release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.


The information included in this Item 7.01 of Current Report on Form 8-K, including the attached Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of such section,, or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.




(d)  Exhibits .  The following exhibit is furnished herewith:




Description of Exhibit






Updated press release, dated May 17, 2010






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 17, 2010











/s/ Gail M. Sasaki



Gail M. Sasaki



Vice President and Chief Financial Officer



EX-99.1 2 a10-10194_1ex99d1.htm EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1



NEWS RELEASE for May 17, 2010 6:00 AM EDT



Allen & Caron Inc

Gail M. Sasaki





Jill Bertotti (investors)

Chief Financial Officer






Netlist, Inc.





Len Hall (media)

(949) 435-0025











(949) 474-4300





IRVINE, CA (May 17, 2010) . . . Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) today announced that it has reached a settlement in the misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract lawsuit against Texas Instruments, Incorporated . The settlement resolves a dispute between the two companies concerning the use of proprietary memory modules and other related technology.


“We are pleased to have successfully resolved this case.  Netlist remains committed to protecting its portfolio of intellectual property,” said C.K. Hong, President and CEO of Netlist.


About Netlist


Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based 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, enhanced 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 was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Irvine, California with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People’s Republic of China.


Safe Harbor Statement


This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and the future performance of Netlist. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or projected. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continuing development, qualification and volume production of NetVault™ and HyperCloud™; the rapidly-changing nature of technology; risks associated with intellectual property, including the costs and unpredictability of litigation over infringement of our intellectual property; volatility in the pricing of DRAM ICs and NAND; changes in and uncertainty of customer acceptance of, and demand for, our existing products and products under development, including uncertainty of and/or delays in product orders and product qualifications; delays in the Company’s and its customers’ product releases and development; introductions of new products by competitors; changes in end-user demand for technology solutions; the Company’s ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the Company’s reliance on suppliers of critical components; fluctuations in the market price of critical components; evolving industry standards; and the political and regulatory environment in the People’s Republic of China. Other risks and uncertainties are described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, dated February 19, 2010, and subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company from time to time. Except as required by law, Netlist undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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