The battle between ASML U.S. Inc. and XTAL Inc. over trade secrets to computational lithography is over, with ASML being awarded a whopping $845 million.
Little money will actually change hands, though, as XTAL has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. But ASML has negotiated with XTAL for an injunction before Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Sunil Kulkarni that prevents XTAL and its employees from work in the same business as ASML for three years. XTAL is also assigning ASML its intellectual property.
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