Wednesday, June 12th 2013

Rambus and SK Hynix Sign Patent License Agreement

Rambus Inc., the innovative technology solutions company, and SK Hynix, the world's top tier memory semiconductor supplier, today announced they have signed a five-year patent license agreement for the use of Rambus memory-related patented innovations in SK Hynix semiconductor products and have also settled all outstanding claims. The agreement includes a license to certain DRAM products for payments of $12 million per quarter for the next five years. Other terms of the agreement are confidential.

"This is a milestone agreement for both companies that puts years of legal disputes behind us and gives us the opportunity for collaboration," said Dr. Ron Black, president and chief executive officer at Rambus. "With this agreement, we can focus more on engaging with the industry as we work on future challenges where we can bring invention and value to the market with superior solutions and products."

Rambus management will host a conference call today at 2:00pm PT to discuss this agreement and settlement. The call will be available online at investor.rambus.com. A replay will be available following the call on the Rambus Investor Relations website for one week at the following numbers: (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) with ID# 94783491.
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5 Comments on Rambus and SK Hynix Sign Patent License Agreement

#1
HumanSmoke
Rambus: "Help us to stay relevant and we won't try to sue your ass off"

Hynix : "Like the Samsung deal?"

Rambus: "That's the one"

/ tried the phone number and now Rambus are claiming I infringed on their "pushing buttons on an electronic device" patent* ;)

*jk...maybe
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#2
Velvet Wafer
wont help them... everyone hates them for their senseless greed, and i hope that that will be their downfall...you must be mildly retarted or a mediocre narcissist, to be able to lead such a corporation, without feeling yourself obsolete or overtasked :D infringing over every patent possible, and using the weak american justice system, to get every penny possible....shame.
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#3
Jorge
It's one thing to create new technology and patent it and quite another to bait the industry into creating industry standards using specs for your unexposed patented tech so that you can sue everyone after that produces goods that meet the industry standard you materially defined as part of an industry committee. I don't think *RAMBUST* has seen the end of their legal woes for unscrupulous behavior. They've already lost their patent rights and lawsuits on certain patents as a result of their unscrupulous demeanor and false claims.
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#4
Litzner
"Rambus Inc., the innovative technology solutions company"

Don't they mean "Rambus Inc., the patent troll"?
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#5
Deadlyraver
Either way, the memory industry is becoming more interesting.
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