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Paul Kocher to moderate RSA Cryptographers’ panel

Paul Kocher, the President and Chief Scientist of Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, will be moderating the RSA 2016 Cryptographers’ Panel on March 1st at 9:50AM. Participants, including Adi Shamir, Moxie Marlinspike, Ronald Rivest and Whitfield Diffie, are slated to discuss the latest advances and revelations in cryptography, as well as the top security trends of […]

Researchers eye optical flow for drone navigation

Alexander Hellemans of IEEE Spectrum recently reported that a number of drone designers are currently exploring a technique known as optical flow, which is based on the speed of objects passing a subject’s field of vision. “[We] use optical flow to give us a sense of how fast we’re going when we’re driving,” Hellemans explained. […]

NIST bolsters random number generators

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the second draft of a publication that details design principles for entropy sources, which measure the randomness of generated numbers.

CIOs mull IoT security concerns

Dinyar Dastoor, VP and GM at Wind River, recently penned an article for CIOs in Embedded Computing Design that explores the security risks associated with the management and deployment of IoT devices. “For many [CIOs], this will be the first time they’ll have to actively manage such embedded devices across their networks. Indeed, for some […]

Is Mr. Robot the new WarGames?

WarGames – which hit theaters way back in 1983 – is an early hacker film starring Matthew Broderick (David Lightman) and Ally Sheedy (Jennifer Mack). For the uninitiated, WarGames depicts the fictional story of David Lightman, a high school hacker who unintentionally accesses WOPR, a military supercomputer operated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Building silicon foundations for security

Paul Kocher, the chief scientist of Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, recently presented a DesignCon 2016 keynote session that explored the crowded intersection of hardware, Moore’s Law and cryptography. As Kocher notes, cryptographic limits have historically been constrained by a salient lack of computing power.

AMD extends Rambus patent license agreement

Rambus has extended its patent license with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) for a third, five-year term. Under the terms of the agreement, AMD will continue to be licensed for its integrated circuit and circuit board products for an additional five years.

Rambus acquires Smart Card Software for $93 million

Rambus has acquired Smart Card Software Ltd for £64.7M in cash, or approximately $93 million at the current exchange rate. The newly acquired company – which comprises Bell Identification Ltd (Bell ID) and Ecebs Ltd (Ecebs) – will bolster the security portfolio of Rambus’ Cryptography Research division. To be sure, both Ecebs and Bell ID […]

Rambus Acquires Secure Mobile Payment and Ticketing Solutions

Bell ID and Ecebs bolster Cryptography Research Division SUNNYVALE, Calif. – January 25, 2016 – Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) today announced it has acquired Smart Card Software Ltd which includes Bell Identification Ltd (Bell ID) and Ecebs Ltd (Ecebs) through the purchase of all outstanding shares of Smart Card Software Ltd., for £64.7M in cash. As […]

Rambus Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results

Business and Financial Highlights: Generated fourth quarter revenue of $76.8 million and annual revenue of $296.3 million Acquired secure mobile payment and ticketing solutions to complement CryptoManager platform Announced R+ DDR4 server memory chip for RDIMMs and LRDIMMs Signed and renewed key license agreements with IBM, Renesas, SK hynix and Toshiba Revealed Smart Data Acceleration […]

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