AMD Signs Rambus Patent License

Rambus today announced the signing of a five-year patent license agreement with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. which grants AMD a license to Rambus patents. The license includes Rambus patents used in the design of DDR2, DDR3, FB-DIMM, PCI Express* and XDR™ controllers as well as other current and future high-speed memory and logic controller interfaces. The five-year term of the agreement carries the possibility of renewal or extension.

Rambus Inc., one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies today
announced the signing of a five-year patent license agreement with Advanced
Micro Devices, Inc. which grants AMD a license to Rambus patents. The license
includes Rambus patents used in the design of DDR2, DDR3, FB-DIMM, PCI Express*
and XDR™ controllers as well as other current and future high-speed memory and
logic controller interfaces.

The five-year term of the agreement carries the possibility of renewal or
extension. Specific terms of the agreement are confidential.

“The license of our patent portfolio with AMD’s demonstrated innovation in the
microprocessor market is highly compelling,” said Harold Hughes, chief executive
officer at Rambus. “We are very pleased to start the new year with an agreement
that reflects a new approach for pricing our controller licenses and to continue
to provide the market with innovative high-speed chip interface technologies.”

Since its founding in 1990, Rambus has focused on advancing electronic system
performance through innovations in logic and memory interfaces, controller
architectures, and system design. The result is a broad portfolio of innovations
and patents that enables semiconductor manufacturers and system designers to
achieve ever-increasing levels of functionality and performance, to lower system
costs, to mitigate risk with silicon-proven designs, and to reduce time to
market. For more information on Rambus’ patent portfolio, please visit

www.rambus.com/products/innovationslicensing/

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