Samsung seeks to block U.S. imports of NVIDIA GPU chips
Earlier this month, Samsung filed a countersuit, claiming that six Samsung patents were illegally used by NVIDIA. Sammy also accused the company of releasing misleading benchmark test data. The latter showed that the Tegra K1 processor outperforms the Samsung Exynos 5433 processor.
Now, Samsung is turning to the ITC, seeking to ban imports of products containing NVIDIA's GeForce GPU and Tegra SoC chips. The ban would also include the processors themselves. Samsung filed with the ITC on Friday, and this begins a long legal process that includes a number of checks and balances. Ultimately, the decision to ban a product belongs to the president.
In August 2013, the ITC recommended a U.S. import ban on the Apple iPhone 3GS, Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPad 3 and the Apple iPad 2. President Obama became the first sitting president since 1987 to veto an ITC ban recommendation. The Korean government was understandably miffed two months later when President Obama refused to veto ITC import bans on a number of obsolete Samsung devices including the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
source: ITC via Reuters