By Eric Schweibenz
On May 6, 2010, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued Order No. 6: Initial Determination Granting Unilateral Motion to Terminate Investigation as to Respondents Buffalo, Inc. and Buffalo Technology (USA) Inc. (collectively “Buffalo”) Based on Consent Order in Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors and Products Containing Same, Including Memory Modules (Inv. No. 337-TA-707).  Please note that Oblon Spivak represents Buffalo in this matter.

According to the Order, Complainants Infineon Technologies AG and Infineon Technologies North America Corp. did not oppose the motion.  The Commission Investigative Staff filed a response on May 5, 2010, supporting Buffalo’s motion.

In granting the motion, ALJ Essex determined that the “Consent Order Stipulation” entered into by Buffalo complies with the requirements of the Commission’s rules.  He also found “that there is no indication that termination of this investigation based on the consent order stipulation would have an adverse impact on the public interest,” and that “termination of an investigation as to a respondent, such as that proposed by the motion, is generally in the public interest.”