The news is that Freescale is actively pushing its MRAM chips into new markets and developing new products to help it do so. The automotive market is a huge opportunity. NVEC will benefit from this because it adds credibility to MRAM products and offers the potential for greater licensing revenues.
It seems to me that nvec last and only reason left for not suing freescale or at least not getting a licencing deal yet is because revenues of mram don't yet warrant it.
So, now if freescale does get large revenues from the automotive market nve then has run out of excuses to their shareholders.
Dr. Baker has said that "we believe freescale's mram comes within the scope of a number of nvec patents." So, unless he changes his mind about that, nvec must simply tell freescale "sign, or we're suing you."
Agree, good post, and different types of MRAM (CMOS vs Thermal)... If Freescale is going to continue developing thermal, they have to either know a fight is coming from NVEC, or they will take out NVEC. Other players could take out NVEC if they think the patents are worth it and then fight Freescale. Just talking. Just BSing according to Jerone.