Sunday, January 5th 2014

Rambus Signs Comprehensive Agreement with Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics and Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), the innovative technology solutions company that brings invention to market, today announced the companies have signed a comprehensive 10-year license agreement. The agreement extends the existing relationship between the companies, providing Samsung with access to Rambus' innovative technologies for inclusion in Samsung ICs. The agreement requires quarterly royalty payments to Rambus of $15 million per quarter for the first five years, with an initial payment of $22 million for the fourth quarter of 2013. Payments in the second five-year period are variable and subject to market-related factors. The agreement further provides Samsung access to Rambus' security technologies in system devices such as smart phones, tablets, and set-top boxes. The agreement is set to terminate in 2023. Other terms and details are confidential.

"This new 10-year agreement symbolizes our ability to add value to Samsung through our core memory and security technologies," said Dr. Ron Black, president and chief executive officer at Rambus. "Extending this relationship for a longer term gives us the ability to work with the broader industry on a variety of exciting technology initiatives."

Rambus continues to explore and innovate in the area of new memory architectures. Working with industry leaders like Samsung positions Rambus inventions for broad market adoption. For additional information on Rambus and its memory, interface and security technologies, visit

Rambus management will host a conference call tomorrow, January 6, 2014 at 5:30 am PT to discuss this agreement. The call will be available online at
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3 Comments on Rambus Signs Comprehensive Agreement with Samsung Electronics

This looks like making a deal with the Devil or maybe it's plural and of the Devils?
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Maybe a deal to cover their asses if you ask me, throw money at them so they'll have no ammo if things go south. Appease the beast you know :banghead:
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They're paying Rambus $322 million over a period of 5 years? wtf? Rambus is known for dragging companies into their legal squabbles; any company that has the slightest correlation to Rambus technology, they scream patent breach and get lawyers to do the petty duty of claiming lawsuits on them.

Samsung, I hope you know what you're doing.
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