Advanced Silicon Technologies (AST) settles with Unified Patents prior to institution

On October 11, 2016, pursuant to a settlement agreement between AST and Unified, the PTAB dismissed 3 IPRs against patents owned by AST.   AST, an NPE, had asserted the patents in US District Court and the International Trade Commission against automotive and chip companies.
The PTAB cases can be tracked here:

Patent 8933945

Patent 6546439

Patent 6339428