rambus inc (RMBS) Key Developments
Tezzaron to Incorporate Rambus ReRAM Memory Technology
Jan 22 15
Rambus Inc. and Tezzaron Semiconductor announced that they have signed an agreement to incorporate Rambus oxide-resistive memory (ReRAM) technology in forthcoming Tezzaron devices. This architecture license gives Tezzaron access to system IP, specifications and validation suites to design differentiated chips using ReRAM, which is ideally suited to improve the power and performance requirements in military, aerospace, and commercial memory applications. Tezzaron plans to build ReRAM into storage-class 3D memory devices for military, aerospace and commercial applications. Tezzaron also plans to implement ReRAM in an assortment of SoCs, FPGAs and processors to exploit the extensive split-fab production experience of Tezzaron's fabrication subsidiary, Novati Technologies. Using ReRAM, Novati can add hundreds of megabytes of storage to a logic device manufactured in a standard commercial fab. In addition to military and aerospace applications, ReRAM technology can be utilized in a variety of embedded storage memory devices where low power, design integration, cost and performance are all important factors. Among these, the development of storage memory in connected devices is fast becoming critical. The first in Tezzaron's family of ReRAM devices is currently in design and is scheduled for production in 2016.
Rambus Inc. Appoints Tom Fisher to it's Board of Directors
Jan 22 15
Rambus Inc. announced the appointment of EllisThomas Fisher as a director to it’s Board, effective immediately. Fisher is an industry veteran with
extensive experience in cloud computing. He is currently senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Global Commercial Cloud Services at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, Fisher served as CIO and vice president of Cloud Computing at SuccessFactors Inc., where he helped establish the company as a leader in software as a Service (SaaS) through programs.
Rambus Inc. Unveils On-Chip Noise Monitor to Improve Quality and Reduce Time-To-Market of Complex SoCs
Jan 20 15
Rambus Inc. announced the addition of an On-chip Noise Monitor to its suite of tools and IP cores. The Noise Monitor is a compact IP block that enables easy and precise noise measurements for both low-power mobile and high-performance server SoCs. Embedded on-chip, the noise monitor eliminates the need to use slow and often error-prone hand-probing techniques, improving the quality of silicon test results and speeding time-to-market. As the system requirements for smartphones, tablets and servers continue to drive higher data rates and reduced power, designers are facing increasingly difficult challenges to accurately measure and characterize SoC power supply noise. The fast and accurate results delivered by the On-chip Noise Monitor provide designers a better understanding of the effects of noise and circuit performance and an increased confidence in the quality of IC design. The Noise Monitor is an extremely small IP block that is integrated directly into the complex IC capable of measuring noise at frequencies as high as six gigahertz (GHz). This makes it ideal for high data rate applications, as well as those that use package-on-package and 2.5/3D packaging. When coupled with the Rambus LabStation Validation Platform, designers are able to precisely measure multiple aspects of power supply noise using only the LabStation Interface Module and a personal computer.
Rambus Seeks Acquisitions
Dec 16 14
Rambus Inc. (NasdaqGS:RMBS) is seeking acquisitions. Satish Rishi, Chief Financial Officer of Rambus, said, "We still want to grow through acquisition and see what opportunities are out there, whether it's in the memory interface area or the security area. So we are looking at opportunities. And we are fairly active in M&A organization, both on the business and the corporate side. Many of the things I've looked at, they have what I would call delusional valuation expectations. So we walked away from many of those. But there are always opportunities and we keep looking."
Rambus Inc. Presents at 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference, Jan-13-2015 08:00 AM
Dec 3 14
Rambus Inc. Presents at 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference, Jan-13-2015 08:00 AM. Venue: New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Ronald D. Black, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, Satish Rishi, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance.