A total of twelve companies have agreed to settle the suit at $310 million, bringing the class action that hauled 1998-2002 into the court to a close. The companies have done so begrudgingly, though, claiming that they haven't done anything wrong, but ensuring that "[employees] will not engage in the conduct that is at issue in these lawsuits [in the future]." We'll leave it up to you to read between those lines.
The $310mm has been split between Samsung at $113 million, Micron at $66.77 million, Hynix at ~$50 million, and the rest trailing. It is estimated that consumers will see about 2/3 of the total settlement. If you purchased DRAM modules or DRAM-equipped devices between 1998 and 2002 (consoles of the era, PCs), you can file a claim through the settlement website to receive your share of the settlement.
Claims are required by August 1 in order to be honored.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.