Rambus grants Toshiba new patent license

July 6, 2006

High-speed chip interface licensing company Rambus Inc. announced Wednesday it has signed a new patent license agreement with Toshiba Corporation.

According to Rambus, the agreement grants Toshiba a license to Rambus patents for SDRAM and DDR SDRAM memory controllers, adding to current licenses that include Rambus' XDR memory solution, DDR2 interface cells and FlexIO processor bus interface as well as other Rambus serial link interface designs for Advanced Backplane, Fibre Channel and PCI Express applications.

"Toshiba was our first patent licensee and we are pleased to continue this long and valuable relationship with a trusted partner," said Sharon Holt, Rambus' senior vice president of sales, licensing and marketing. "Our focus of licensing industry-leading companies with both our products and patents continues to help push the boundaries of what our collective engineering teams can accomplish. We look forward to many years of development with Toshiba."

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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