Further to our April 27, 2012 post, on May 2, 2012, ALJ Robert K. Rogers, Jr. issued Order No. 4 in Certain Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-840).

According to the Order, ALJ Rogers set September 30, 2013 as the target date (which is 17 months after institution of the investigation).  ALJ Rogers further indicated that the initial determination on alleged violation shall be due on May 31, 2013.

ALJ Rogers determined that there is good cause for setting a 17-month target date in this investigation since “[i]f this investigation is scheduled on a 16-month schedule, that schedule would result in two Initial Determinations due within one week.  It is necessary to add one month to provide adequate time to complete the Initial Determination for this investigation.”