Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Elpida Memory Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Micron Technology
Penalty: 
$4,259,948
Year: 
2010
Date: 
June 24, 2010
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Six manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) computer chips agreed to pay $173 million to settle multistate litigation alleging they conspired in an illegal global scheme to fix prices. The breakdown by company was not initially announced but later was reported in the court document linked below.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Idaho
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
electrical and electronic equipment
Specific Industry of Parent: 
semiconductors
Link to Archived Court Document: 
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.