July 5, 2006 -- Rambus, Inc. has signed a new patent license agreement with Toshiba Corp. granting Toshiba a license to Rambus patents for SDRAM and DDR SDRAM memory controllers. Toshiba currently holds technology licenses for the use of Rambus' XDR memory solution and its DDR2 interface cells as well as its FlexIO processor bus interface. In addition, Toshiba has licensed various Rambus serial link interface designs, including those 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, Senior Vice President of Sales, Licensing and Marketing at Rambus. "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."
Since its founding in 1990, Rambus has focused on advancing electronic system performance through innovations in logic and memory interfaces, controller architectures, and system design. Such innovations include the application of micro-threading to a DRAM core, the elimination of trace length matching with FlexPhase circuit technology, and industry-recognized dynamic point-to-point memory-enhancing technology.
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