Agreement Covers Memory Controllers for Certain DRAM
LOS ALTOS, CA and SANTA CLARA, CA, Aug 13, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), one of the world's premier technology
licensing companies, and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), the worldwide leader
in visual computing, today announced they have signed a patent
license agreement related to certain memory controllers.
Under the agreement, Rambus has granted NVIDIA a patent license for
certain memory controllers at a 1 percent royalty rate for SDR memory
controllers and a 2 percent royalty rate for other memory
controllers, including DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, LPDDR2, GDDR2, GDDR3,
GDDR4, and portions of GDDR5 memory controllers. NVIDIA has granted
no licenses to Rambus.
The signed patent license agreement went into effect on August 12,
2010. The parties have not signed any releases of liability, nor
dismissed any outstanding litigation between them.
The terms of the license are per the agreement that Rambus offers as
part of its commitment with the European Commission. A sample of the
Memory Controller License Agreement is available at
About Rambus Inc.
Rambus is one of the world's premier technology
licensing companies. Founded in 1990, the Company specializes in the
invention and design of architectures focused on enhancing the
end-user experience of electronic systems. Rambus' patented
innovations and breakthrough technologies help industry-leading
companies bring superior products to market. Rambus licenses both its
world-class patent portfolio, as well as its family of leadership and
industry-standard solutions. Headquartered in Los Altos, California,
Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, Ohio, India, Germany,
Japan, and Taiwan. Additional information is available at
NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing
technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance
processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on
workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices.
NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce
(R) products, the professional design and visualization market with
its Quadro (R) products, and the high-performance computing market
with its Tesla(TM) products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara,
Calif., and has offices throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.
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