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2013-12-30 12:22:16

HSINCHU, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Macronix International Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2337) and Macronix America, Inc., global leaders providing non-volatile memory solutions, announced that they have filed a patent infringement law suit against Spansion, Inc., Spansion LLC, Spansion (Thailand) Ltd. and certain of their customers at the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") for infringement of three Macronix patents covering separate aspects of non-volatile memory devices, including...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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