"Hi/fn believes strongly that any product which implements the QIC-154

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.