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Samsung must pay $400 million in FinFet patent lawsuit

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Samsung has reportedly been ordered to pay $400 million to the licensing arm of a South Korean university for infringing a patent related to semiconductor technology.

A federal jury in Texas found in favor if KIAST IP US on Friday after finding the Korean electronics giant infringed on a US patent related to FinFET, according to Bloomberg.

FinFet is a key technology in the production of processors for mobile phones.

Qualcomm and GlobalFoundries were also found to have infringed on the patent but reportedly weren't ordered to pay damages.

A copy of the decision was unavailable on an online legal filings portal Saturday.

Samsung, the world's largest chipmaker, said during the trial it helped the university develop the technology and denied infringing on the patent.

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