Rambus Signs Comprehensive Agreement with STMicroelectronics

  Rambus Signs Comprehensive Agreement with STMicroelectronics

    Agreement covers Cryptography Research (CRI) and Memory and Interface
technologies for inclusion into STMicroelectronics products and collaboration
                                  on FD-SOI

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- June 17, 2013

Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), the innovative technology solutions company that
brings invention to market, today announced it has signed a license agreement
with STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM). The agreement expands the ST relationship
with CRI, furthering its adoption of DPA countermeasures into multimedia
chipsets and accelerating its broad support for CryptoFirewall™ core
technology.

In addition, the agreement provides ST with access to Rambus’ memory and
interface technologies for inclusion in any ST products as well as exploration
of further opportunities for collaboration. The companies have also settled
all outstanding claims, including pending disputes related to Rambus’ patented
innovations.

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with ST, a global leader in the
semiconductor industry,” said Dr. Ron Black, president and chief executive
officer, Rambus. “Covering multiple Rambus divisions, this agreement
exemplifies our ability to add value across ST’s product lines, and we look
forward to ongoing collaboration with the ST team.”

As a result of the agreement, ST will expand deployment of CRI’s differential
power analysis (DPA) countermeasures and CryptoFirewall security core
technology across a wide range of its semiconductor products. The agreement
also covers the use of Rambus’ patented memory interface and serial link
innovations. Additionally, Rambus will have access to ST’s Fully Depleted
Silicon On Insulator (FD-SOI) process technology design environment, enabling
Rambus to benefit from reduced silicon geometries and lower power consumption
at 28nm and below in its future Memory and Interface solutions.

Other terms of the agreement are confidential.

About Rambus Inc.

Rambus is the innovative technology solutions company that brings invention to
market.Unleashing the intellectual power of our world-class engineers and
scientists in a collaborative and synergistic way, Rambus invents, licenses
and develops solutions that challenge and enable our customers to create the
future. While best known for creating unsurpassed semiconductor memory
architectures, Rambus is also developing world-changing products and services
in security, advanced LED lighting and displays, and immersive mobile media.
Additional information is available at rambus.com.

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Contact:

Rambus Inc.
SchwartzMSL for Rambus Inc.
Dan O’Mahoney, 415-817-2548
rambus@schwartzmsl.com
 
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