Cryptography Research Signs License Agreement With EchoStar for CryptoFirewall™ Security Technology to Combat Piracy

  Cryptography Research Signs License Agreement With EchoStar for
  CryptoFirewall™ Security Technology to Combat Piracy

   Leading TV Technology Provider to Deploy Tamper-Resistant Security Core

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- February 26, 2013

Cryptography Research (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), today
announced a license agreement with EchoStar Technologies L.L.C., a subsidiary
of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS), to adopt the Cryptography Research
CryptoFirewall™ security core for use with EchoStar set-top box technologies
to protect against TV signal theft.

“We are committed to the strongest and most advanced security solutions, and
pleased to be integrating the CryptoFirewall core into our future set-top box
platforms,” said Dave Kummer, Chief Technology Officer at EchoStar.
“Cryptography Research’s technologies have an excellent reputation for
securing content, and the CryptoFirewall core complements and reinforces the
technologies utilized by our conditional access partners.”

The CryptoFirewall core is a self-contained ASIC security core that provides a
secure hardware foundation for signal security applications. The core is
designed to protect cryptographic keys and computations within a chip even if
surrounding components are compromised. The CryptoFirewall core is integrated
directly into leading video decoding systems-on-a-chip, providing a robust and
cost-effective solution that is complementary with hardware and software-based
conditional access solutions.

“We are honored that EchoStar has selected the CryptoFirewall core as part of
its comprehensive and robust portfolio of security tools to prevent piracy and
signal theft,” said Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist at Cryptography
Research. “EchoStar continues to deploy strong, proven security technology
across the hardware and software level, and this announcement demonstrates
their continued commitment to providing a secure distribution channel for high
value content.”

For additional information on Cryptography Research or on the CryptoFirewall
product, visit www.cryptography.com.

About EchoStar

EchoStar Technologies L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar
Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations
and video delivery solutions. EchoStar's wholly-owned subsidiary, Hughes, is
the world's leading provider of satellite broadband services, delivering
network technologies and managed services for enterprise and government
customers in more than 100 countries.

Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional business units world-wide,
EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered
advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for over 30 years,
consistently delivering value for customers, partners and investors through
innovation and outstanding quality. Over the last three decades EchoStar's
contribution to video technology has had a major influence on the way
consumers view, receive and manage TV programming.

EchoStar's consumer solutions include HughesNet®, North America's #1
high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media's Slingbox products, and
EchoStar's line of advanced digital video set-top box products for the
European free satellite and terrestrial viewer markets.

About Cryptography Research, Inc.

Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS),
is a leader in semiconductor security research and development. Established by
internationally renowned cryptographer Paul Kocher, CRI develops and licenses
innovative technologies in areas including tamper resistance, content
protection, anti-counterfeiting, network security, and financial services.
Over seven billion security products are made each year under license from
CRI. Security systems designed by CRI scientists and engineers protect
hundreds of billions of dollars in commerce annually. Additional information
is available at www.cryptography.com.

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Contact:

CRI - EUROPE
Andrew Lloyd & Associates
Carol Leslie, +44 1273 675100
carol@ala.com
or
CRI - UNITED STATES
Schwartz MSL
Dan O’Mahony, +1 415-512-0770
cri@schwartzmsl.com
 
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