LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES – 01/31/2007 – Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed memory architectures, and Amphenol TCS (ATCS), the industry leader in high-speed, high-density connection systems, today announced that their collaboration on a 2006 DesignCon paper titled “Practical Design Considerations for 10 to 25 Gbps Copper Backplane Serial Links” has been recognized with the “DesignCon Paper Award”. The award was presented at a ceremony today during the DesignCon 2007 event at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California.
The award-winning paper, presented in the System Level Design category, outlined the collaborative effort between Rambus and Amphenol, who combined their expertise to address how future high-speed data rate requirements of backplane serial links could be met. The paper examined the practical and cost effective design aspects of 10-12.5 Gbps high-speed serial links and explored the feasibility and requirements for the next generation of serial links operating in the 20-25 Gbps range.
“For more than a decade, DesignCon has delivered technical content and practical solutions for enhancing system designs, backed with the assurance of industry expertise,” said Barry Sullivan, director, International Engineering Consortium. “We are pleased to recognize industry leaders like Amphenol and Rambus, who shared their knowledge and experience to enhance our conference program with their award-winning paper.”
Organized by the International Engineering Consortium (IEC), DesignCon serves as the premier annual event for practicing engineers in the electrical design and semiconductor communities.
To access the Rambus-Amphenol DesignCon 2006 award-winning paper, please visit www.rambus.com/papers or www.amphenol-tcs.com/resource_center/whitepapers.html.
About Rambus Inc.
Rambus is one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in the invention and design of high-speed chip interfaces. Since its founding in 1990, the Company’s patented innovations, breakthrough technologies and renowned integration expertise have helped industry-leading chip and system companies bring superior products to market. Rambus’ technology and products solve customers’ most complex chip and system-level interface challenges enabling unprecedented performance in computing, communications and consumer electronics applications. Rambus licenses both its world-class patent portfolio as well as its family of leadership and industry-standard interface products. Headquartered in Los Altos, California, Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, India, Germany, Japan and Taiwan. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.
About Amphenol TCS
Amphenol TCS (ATCS) is a division of Amphenol Corporation. Amphenol TCS is the leader in high-speed, high-density connection systems, designing and manufacturing the industry’s leading high-speed, high-density connectors and backplane systems for application in the networking, communications, storage, and computer markets. Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of electronic and fiber optic connectors, cable and interconnect systems.
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