Infineon and Qimonda insolvency administrator reach partial settlement: Infineon to pay 260 million euros, including 125 million euros for the acquisition of the Qimonda patents
Lawsuit on the economic re-establishment of a shell company and liability for impairment of capital continues
Neubiberg, September 24, 2014 – Infineon Technologies AG has entered into an out-of-court agreement with the insolvency administrator of Qimonda AG to settle all disputes – with the exception of the pending lawsuit on the economic re-establishment of a shell company ("wirtschaftliche Neugründung") and liability for impairment of capital ("Differenzhaftung") – against payment of a settlement amount of 135 million euros. In addition, Infineon will acquire all patents of Qimonda AG for 125 million euros.
The settlement now reached ends the following lawsuits and further points of dispute between Infineon and the Qimonda insolvency administrator: a) the disputes regarding the continued existence of the rights of use of Infineon and its licensees under the Qimonda patents, b) the claims asserted by the insolvency administrator in the action for rescission before the Regional Court in Munich, and c) any other claims of the insolvency administrator, providing they are not related to the proceedings on the economic re-establishment of a shell company and liability for impairment of capital. The partial settlement is covered by provisions already recognized by Infineon. The payment of the settlement amount will be made from existing liquidity.
The closing of the settlement and of the acquisition of patents is subject to various legal conditions being met; it is expected to occur in the next calendar quarter.
The dispute before the Regional Court in Munich about the economic re-establishment of a shell company and liability for impairment of capital has not been settled. As reported in several press releases (December 2, 2010; February 14, 2012; most recently on June 15, 2012), Infineon believes that the claims asserted in this lawsuit are unjustified and remains confident about the outcome of this legal dispute.
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2013 fiscal year (ending September 30), the Company reported sales of Euro 3.84 billion with around 26,700 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).Further information is available at www.infineon.com