Samsung Settles With Rambus for $900 Million

Rambus has emerged victorious from another legal patent-laced battle. The memory company announced with Samsung that the two had reached a settlement agreement and a forward-going license.

As part of the overall agreement, Samsung will initially pay Rambus $200 million as well as invest another $200 million in Rambus stock. Over the next five years, Samsung will have to pay Rambus about $100 million per year, split into quarterly payments.

In addition, the companies also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work on a new generation of memory technologies that will focus on graphics and mobile memory solutions and will further review a potential collaboration on server and high-speed NAND Flash memories.

"We have a tremendous opportunity to renew a partnership which has created solutions that have benefited consumers worldwide," said Harold Hughes, President and CEO of Rambus. "Bringing together Samsung’s market and technology leadership with our innovations for high-performance and high-efficiency memory architectures will make possible an exciting new generation of mobile, computing and consumer electronics products."

Rambus settled a patent license agreement with memory maker Hynix last year.

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  • blackthorne
    more money for rambus to sue someone else...
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  • back_by_demand
    popaholicAnother victory for RamBus; now if they ever make a new product, they are well funded for at least 5 years.

    What new product?
    Their business model is clearly defined as "patent troll"
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  • extremepcs
    I wonder if the settlement came with some lube... Samsung got REAMED.
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  • extremepcs
    I wonder if the settlement came with some lube... Samsung got REAMED.
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  • popaholic
    Another victory for RamBus; now if they ever make a new product, they are well funded for at least 5 years.
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  • blackthorne
    more money for rambus to sue someone else...
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