Six Top Rambus IP Core Training Sessions Slated for DesignCon 2019

Some of the top Rambus technical experts will hold forth at DesignCon 2019 in a full-day sponsored training session on Wednesday, January 30. Plus, the Rambus booth #837 will demonstrate the company’s developments in GDDR6, [...]

How Semiconductors are Still Relevant in an Increasingly Digitized Age

Semiconductors are becoming more and more important to the future of technology. As an integral part of our tools since the 1950s, they have been powering every computerized device. As software becomes more sophisticated, and as Moore’s Law is fading from prominence, some may wonder how semiconductors can keep up in this increasingly mobile and digitized age.

Crypto, commerce and a competitive edge – what we learnt at Money 20/20

The financial technology sector converged on Las Vegas for Money 20/20 last week, bringing together the biggest industry names to discuss the future of the payments, finance and commerce. Following four days of discussions, hundreds of speakers and thousands of attendees, what caught our eye at Money 20/20?

Rambus Donates To California Wildfire Victims

Firefighters are battling three major California wildfires. One is in Northern California in Butte County; another is the Woolsey fire in between LA and Ventura County; and the third is the Hill Fire in Ventura [...]

Another Japanese Cryptocurrency Theft


A couple of months after the infamous heist that saw Coincheck lose around $534.8 million, another Japanese cryptocurrency exchange has fallen victim to theft. Zaif, an exchange owned by the Tech Bureau Corp based in [...]

Don’t Tread on Me: Smart Cities and Private Information

People are living in an age with an unprecedented level of access to all kinds of information. Users of social media and networks can contact their far away friends in real time, and have access to events right as they develop. Such technology was the stuff of dreams, only imagined in science fiction stories in the late 20th century. Yet, the unprecedented access to citizens’ private information is something only imagined in George Orwell’s 1984 as well.

Hack the Vote: The Simulation of Vote Hacking at DEF CON

At the second annual DEF CON Voting Village, a part of the convention that seeks to exploit voting machines to better understand vulnerabilities, an 11-year old boy managed to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website, making it appear that 2016 independent presidential candidate Darrell Castle won the state.

Memory Does not Come Cheap…. Or Does It?

In the age of cryptocurrency mining and with demand for memory getting higher, it is getting harder to find more affordable memory. Yet, there is a belief that RAM and graphics cards prices may be cheaper by about 25% in 2019.

GSMA’s Guidelines and Assessment for IoT Security

A group of wireless carriers worldwide announced in late June that they would adopt and implement standard procedures developed to secure the Internet of Things (IoT). They have committed to implementing the GSMA IoT Security [...]

Innovator of the Future: a Scholarship from Rambus

The Rambus “Innovator of the Future” Scholarship seeks to broaden the educational opportunities of students who, by virtue of their academic and extracurricular achievement, demonstrate a passion for science and technology that extends beyond the classroom. The winners must possess strong leadership and communication skills and the desire to positively impact society through innovation in science and technology.

Machine learning in scientific fields

As machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more sophisticated and advanced, there are more practical uses for the technology. Machine learning can advance scientific achievement, especially where medicine and space-exploration is concerned. Since machine [...]

Blockchain Royale: How hype and buzzwords aren’t doing blockchain favors

Ever since the sharp rise of cryptocurrencies, most notably with Bitcoin exceeding $10,000 dollars in value, there has been a spike in attention on blockchain technology, perhaps to the point some might consider to be [...]

Buying in Korea with crypto


South Korea has an interesting relationship with cryptocurrency, a relationship that could be best likened to a bowl of kimchi: hot and cold. The South Korean government has mulled over possible regulations to cryptocurrencies, and [...]

Machine learning, blockchain and the IoT

It is increasingly harder to speak of the future of technology without mentioning the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain. Likewise, the same could be said about machine learning. A research report by Gartner, which [...]

How blockchain can help IoT security

A report from Gartner projects that IoT devices, excluding PCs, tablets, and smartphones, will reach 26 billion units by 2020, boosting the market by $3 trillion. Meanwhile, blockchain has also become a prominent fixture, with [...]

Why Mobile World Congress is the new Consumer Electronics Show

Mobile World Congress (MWC), originally known as the GSM World Congress when it held its inaugural event in Cannes back in 1987, is the preeminent “everything mobile” conference featuring prominent mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology [...]

Monetizing semiconductors: From silicon to services

In recent years, the semiconductor industry has faced a diverse range of challenges, including increasing development costs, shrinking margins, market saturation and accelerating M&A activity. These challenges have only become more pronounced in 2018, as [...]

Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel wins CMO President’s Circle Award

Earlier this week, the CMO Club hosted its 2017 CMO Awards roundtable and dinner in New York City at Current Chelsea Piers. During the event, Rambus Chief Marketing Officer Jerome Nadel was presented with the [...]

Rambus helps build Habitat homes

By: Dana Lanier, Sr. Director, Human Resources Business Partner Three weeks ago, a team of Rambus employees headed to Orange County, NC to build a Habitat home for a well-deserving family. On the morning of [...]

Gartner: Worldwide semiconductor revenue on track to hit $411 billion in 2017

Gartner analysts are forecasting that semiconductor revenue will total $411.1 billion in 2017. This marks an increase of 19.7% from 2016 – representing the strongest growth since the 2010 recovery from the financial crisis when [...]

How a Silicon Valley company taught me the importance of culture fit

Written by Riju Pareek During my first year in the Crosby MBA program at the University of Missouri, I actively pursued internship opportunities, conducting a lot of research and applying to many companies. One common [...]

Part 2: When design thinking is CMO thinking

Earlier this month, Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel appeared on the “Renegade Thinkers Unite” podcast hosted by Drew Neisser to discuss the importance of design-led marketing. In part one of this series, Nadel provided a brief [...]

Part 1: When design thinking is CMO thinking

Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel recently appeared on the “Renegade Thinkers Unite” podcast hosted by Drew Neisser to discuss the importance of design-led marketing. Nadel kicked off the interview with a brief synopsis of Rambus, noting [...]

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to increase over 10% in 2017

Gartner analysts say worldwide semiconductor capital spending will hit $77.7 billion in 2017, posting an impressive 10.2% increase. According to Takashi Ogawa, research vice president at Gartner, growth rate is up from the previous quarter's [...]

Becoming a design-led CMO

Drew Neisser of AdAge recently spoke with Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel about the importance of adopting a design-led approach to marketing. As Neisser explains, design-led thinking is essentially the unification of product development and marketing. [...]

Emiko Higashi appointed to Rambus Board of Directors

Rambus has announced the appointment of Ms. Emiko Higashi as a Board director. Ms. Higashi is an industry veteran with broad experience in technology-focused investment banking and finance, along with a comprehensive understanding of business [...]

Rambus appoints two new fellows

Rambus has appointed Drs. Helena Handschuh, a renowned cryptographer, and Thomas Vogelsang, a world recognized DRAM expert, to one of the company’s highest technical positions, Rambus Fellow. The Rambus Fellow program was developed in 2006 [...]

Rambus inks license agreement with Western Digital

Earlier this week, Rambus confirmed that it had signed a broad patent license agreement with Western Digital Corporation. According to Luc Seraphin, senior VP and general manager of the Memory and Interfaces division at Rambus, [...]

Rambus joins GLOBALFOUNDRIES FDXcelerator Program

GLOBALFOUNDRIES recently announced the addition of eight new partners to its FDXcelerator Program, including Rambus, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE Group), Amkor Technology, Infosys, Mentor Graphics, Sasken, Sonics and QuickLogic. Rambus, along with the above-mentioned [...]

Design-led marketing with SVEN

Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel recently curated a Silicon Valley Executive Network (SVEN) event that convened at Accenture’s Redwood Shores Liquid Studio to explore how design thinking can create a truly competitive advantage. Nadel, who has [...]

Maximizing Von Neumann architecture


In 1945, mathematician and physicist John von Neumann described a design architecture for an electronic digital computer in the First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC. Also known as the Princeton architecture, the design [...]

Rethinking system architecture as Moore’s Law wanes


Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering observes that chipmakers are increasingly relying on architectural and micro-architectural changes as the “best hope” for optimizing power and performance across markets, process nodes and price points. “While discussion about the [...]

Rambus microsite goes live on The Next Platform

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A new microsite curated by Rambus is now live on The Next Platform. According to Kendra De Berti, Director, Solutions Marketing at Rambus, the microsite hosts a wide range of in-depth content on applications from [...]

Exploring future memory requirements for quantum computing


Quantum computing utilizes quantum-mechanical phenomena, including superposition and entanglement, to perform operations on data. According to Wikipedia, quantum computers differ from traditional binary digital electronic systems based on transistors. To be sure, digital computing encodes [...]

Building a seismic supercomputer in the shadow of Dennard Scaling


Bert Beals of Cray Inc. recently told the Digital Energy Journal that the industry can no longer simply build an efficient supercomputer for seismic processing by simply adding more processors. Indeed, because Dennard Scaling no [...]

Understanding Dennard scaling


In 1974, Robert H. Dennard co-authored a now-famous paper for the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits. Essentially, Dennard and his engineering colleagues observed that as transistors are reduced in size, their power density stays [...]

Accelerating branding with design-led marketing

M is the exclusive MLOVE forum dedicated to exploring the future of mobility and connectivity. Organized by MLOVE Curator Harald Neidhardt, the off-the-record, invite-only forum for CEOs, CMOs, entrepreneurs and technology leaders was recently hosted [...]

SiFive eyes silicon reset with RISC-V

A San Francisco-based startup known as SiFive has announced plans to develop and sell chips based on open-source RISC-V architecture. According to Don Clark of the Wall Street Journal, the tech includes a set of [...]

This algorithm steals ATM PINs from wearables

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Security researchers at Binghamton University and the Stevens Institute of Technology have successfully combined smartwatch sensor data with an algorithm to crack ATM PINs. As Megan Scudellari of IEE Spectrum reports, Chen Wang of Binghamton [...]

Why megapixels are only part of the smartphone camera equation


Carolyn Mathas of Electronics 360 recently penned a blog post exploring the ever-higher resolutions supported by smartphone cameras. “What [really] drives the need for ever-higher smartphone camera pixel count today—bragging rights or stunning selfies?” she [...]

Algorithms for the enterprise


A Gartner analyst has recommended that IT leaders begin designing their algorithmic business models – both to capitalize on their potential for business differentiation and to mitigate the possible risks involved. "The significant development and [...]

A look back at the Nintendo 64 (N64)

The long-awaited Nintendo 64 hit the hot neon city streets of Japan back in June 1996. Powered by a 64-bit NEC VR4300 CPU clocked at 93.75 MHz, the fifth generation console was one of the [...]

Open sourcing Moore’s Law


Nicole Hemsoth of The Next Platform recently observed that while Moore’s Law has yet to fully run its course, organizations such as the IEEE, along with individual device makers, are already thinking their way “out [...]

Rambus to talk ANSYS at DAC 2016

Joohee Kim of Rambus will be presenting a paper at DAC 2016 about how ANSYS simulation can be used to make IP more consumable by ensuring the integrity of complex designs. In addition to presenting [...]

The algorithms of No Man’s Sky


Developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games, ‘No Man's Sky’ is built around a procedurally generated deterministic open universe that contains a staggering 18.4 quintillion planets. The game also boasts complete solar systems, [...]

Aligning corporate and startup strategies for the IoT


Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel recently participated in an Internet of Things World panel about aligning corporate and startup strategies. As Nadel notes, the key to achieving successful synergy between the two requires a nuanced understanding [...]

From bots to artificial intelligence

Truphone co-founder James Tagg recently addressed the critical role artificial intelligence (AI) will play in helping smartphones and other technology platforms evolve. Tagg, who authored ‘Are The Androids Dreaming Yet,' kicked off his presentation in [...]

Rambus’ K. Krishna Moorthy appointed IESA Chairman

K. Krishna Moorthy, Corporate VP and Managing Director at the Rambus India Design Center, has been appointed chairman of the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA). “It is an exciting time for India’s electronics industry, [...]

Rambus joins the RISC-V Foundation

Rambus has joined the RISC-V Foundation as a founding member. The organization is dedicated to managing and promoting the adoption of the RISC-V hardware architecture standard throughout the semiconductor market. With this announcement, Rambus joins [...]

PULPino is a 32-bit RISC-V processor

Engineers at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna recently debuted the 32-bit PULPino, an open-source microprocessor based on RISC-V architecture. The PULPino – taped out as a 65nm ASIC – is now available for [...]