Verigy Ltd. (NASDAQ:VRGY), a Spinoff of Agilent (NYSE:A), a Spinoff of Hewlett Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) Seeks an Injunction against Two New Startups

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A lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California against defendants Silicon Test Systems Inc. and Silicon Test Solutions LLC by plantiff Verigy (NASDAQ:VRGY), a spinoff of Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A), a spinoff of Hewlett Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ).

A preliminary injunction hearing was held on Tuesday January 15, 2008 in the US District Court for the Northern District of California with the honorable Judge Ronald Whyte presiding. The plaintiff in the case is Verigy Ltd. (NASDAQ:VRGY) and two of the defendants are Silicon Test Systems Inc. and Silicon Test Solutions LLC. Verigy's suit (C07-04330) alleges misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition among other allegations. Both Silicon Test Systems Inc. and Silicon Test Solutions LLC believe that the allegations in the lawsuit are false and baseless. Silicon Test Systems Inc. is a California Corporation founded in December 2006. Silicon Test Solutions LLC is a California Limited Liability Company.

Several editors of semiconductor related publications have written articles related to this lawsuit. For example, EE Times published an article on December 21, 2007 titled ''Verigy, startup face ATE legal battle''. To read this EE Times article, please visit the EE Times web site at the following url: http://www.eetimes.com/ . The Final Test Report publication also published information related to this lawsuit in December 2007.

The lawsuit was originally filed in August 2007 in US District Court for the Northern District of California located in San Jose, California. The civil case number is C07-04330. For more information, you may visit the website of the Administrative Office of the US Courts Pacer Service Center at the following url: http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/ .

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