Friday, December 23rd 2011

Rambus Signs Patent Deal with Broadcom, Ends One More Litigation

If you're Rambus then this is the season to be… making money through settlements. That's right, the XDR creator has scored a new out-of-court victory as Broadcom has agreed to sign a patent license agreement that spans five years.

"We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Broadcom, a global leader in the semiconductor industry," said Sharon Holt, senior vice president and general manager of the Semiconductor Business Group at Rambus. "We are committed to continuing the development of innovative technologies to help our licensees deliver great products to the market."

As a reminder, just about a year ago Rambus filed complaints against Broadcom and various other companies, accusing them of infringing on its Dally and Barth family patents. Rambus took action both with the US ITC (International Trade Commission) and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and asked for a sales and importation ban on infringing products, and of course, for monetary damages. As a result of the settlement, Rambus is dropping all charges against Broadcom.

Rambus and Broadcom did not disclose the financial details of their settlement.
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6 Comments on Rambus Signs Patent Deal with Broadcom, Ends One More Litigation

#1
nt300
Can you imagine PCIe DDR Ram drives. With XDR. That can compete with those OCZ RevoDrives. This XDR would be very quick.
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RejZoR
You don't need XDR for that. The problem is PCIe bus speed. DDR RAM can easly do 20+ GB/s. That's still 40 times faster than any SATA3 SSD drive.
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#3
Super XP
You get faster cards via PCIe vs. SATA600. Do you mean the PCIe bus bottlenecks the OCZ RevoDrive. Anyhow the speed of the VeloDrive is nuts :eek:


OCZ VeloDrive C Series PCI-Express SSD
Hardware RAID Max Performance*
Read: Up to 1100MB/s
Write: Up to 1010MB/s
Random Write (4k aligned): 75,000 IOPS


Software RAID Max Performance*
Read: Up to 1100MB/s
Write: Up to 1030MB/s
Random Write (4k aligned): 125,000 IOPS

And you have the RevoDrive X3
480GB Max Performance
Read: Up to 1500 MB/s
Write: Up to 1250 MB/s
Max Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 230,000 IOPS
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#4
RejZoR
There is no NAND flash memory that can be faster than DRAM. Plus, if NAND is measured in milliseconds access time, DRAM is measured in nanoseconds.
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
were ya find this news piece ?.
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