DCG Systems

November 27, 2012 15:06 ET

DCG Systems and Checkpoint Technologies Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Checkpoint to Pay Past Damages and Royalties on Future Sales

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - DCG Systems, Inc. announced today that DCG and Checkpoint Technologies LLC have agreed to settle DCG's allegations of patent infringement that were pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The terms of the settlement include payments of past damages and royalties on future sales under a portfolio license. DCG alleged that Checkpoint's InfraScan products infringe seven patents held by DCG: United States Patent Nos. 7,224,828; 7,227,702; 7,466,852; 7,492,529; 7,639,025; 7,733,100; and 7,990,167. These patents cover multiple aspects of technology owned by DCG, including implementations of Solid Immersion Lenses (SILs) and modulation mapping (LVx).

"Research, invention, and innovation are the backbone of advancing technology and DCG is investing significant resources to develop new technologies to support the needs of the advanced semiconductor market. We believe patents provide important protection and we have, and will continue, to enforce our patent rights," said Dr. Israel Niv, President and CEO of DCG Systems, Inc. "DCG is pleased to have achieved a favorable resolution of the patent infringement action against Checkpoint."

About DCG Systems
DCG Systems, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Fremont, California, is the industry's leading supplier of semiconductor diagnostic, characterization and defect localization solutions. With more than 1200 systems deployed worldwide, DCG Systems delivers the most comprehensive and advanced systems available to enhance the yield and efficiency of today's micro-fabrication technologies. DCG's solutions include: circuit analysis; electrical failure analysis; thermal failure analysis; and nanoprobing characterization. All of DCG's solutions leverage its patented NEXS™ software suite for unrivaled CAD navigational capabilities.

DCG Systems has offices in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel and Germany. For more information about DCG Systems, visit

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