"Hi/fn believes strongly that any product which implements
data compression standard (ALDC) would fall within the scope
of one or more of
Hi/fn's patents and thus would require a patent license from
Hi/fn. IBM has
such a license from Hi/fn to provide ALDC chips to the market.
Manufacturers of QIC products should feel free to contact
Hi/fn if they
have any questions."
Hi/fn can be reached at 408-558-8066.