Samsung to takeover Rambus?

Posted on Thursday, Sep 15 2005 @ 06:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Rumours are circulating on the Internet that Rambus may soon be acquired by another company. Likely the buyer will be Samsung, although some analysts believe it may be Intel.
Rambus claims it owns patents on key-technologies used in modern dynamic random access memory that is deployed in every single computer sold. The company is trying to force all makers of DRAM to pay royalties to Rambus for every single SDRAM, DDR SDRAM and DDR2 SDRAM chip sold. However, numerous memory makers and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) act against Rambus. Recently the company filed a lawsuit against one of its main customer Samsung Electronics, after which the company’s stock price has been declining.
More details at X-bit Labs.


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