Rambus Signs License Agreement with Western Digital

New agreement licenses wide use of Rambus inventions in Western Digital Flash products

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--()--Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) today announced it has signed a broad patent license agreement with Western Digital Corporation, a global storage technology and solutions leader. The agreement covers the use of Rambus patented memory technologies, including high-speed interfaces, memory architectures, resistive memory and security technologies, in Western Digital products through 2021. The agreement also includes an additional 5-year extension option. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“The lines between non-volatile memory and DRAM have blurred as the increasing performance of traditional NAND Flash has driven the adoption of faster interface architectures. This agreement with Western Digital provides access to our patented memory technologies that address the challenging requirements of modern data centers.”

“With the enormous amount of information flowing through today’s data center applications, memory and interface technologies play a critical role to meet the increasing demands of higher bandwidth and lower latency needs,” said Luc Seraphin, senior vice president and general manager of the Memory and Interfaces division at Rambus. “The lines between non-volatile memory and DRAM have blurred as the increasing performance of traditional NAND Flash has driven the adoption of faster interface architectures. This agreement with Western Digital provides access to our patented memory technologies that address the challenging requirements of modern data centers.”

Rambus develops high-performance, low-power memory and SerDes interface chips and IP cores to meet the needs of increasingly diverse enterprise and mobile applications. Rambus also drives innovations in silicon-to-cloud security, making digital products safer and better.

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About Rambus Memory and Interfaces Division

The Rambus Memory and Interfaces division develops products and services that solve the power, performance, and capacity challenges of the communications and data center computing markets. Rambus-enhanced standards-compatible and custom memory and serial link solutions include chips, architectures, memory and SerDes interfaces, IP validation tools, and system and IC design services. Developed through our system-aware design methodology, Rambus products deliver improved time-to-market and first-time-right quality.

About Rambus Inc.

Rambus creates innovative hardware and software technologies, driving advancements from the data center to the mobile edge. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, software, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information, visit rambus.com.

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