Agreement provides customers access to leading-edge Rambus IP solutions through TES state-of-the-art design centers
LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES and LANGON, FRANCE – 04/17/2007 – Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed memory architectures, and TES Electronic Solutions (TES), the global electronics design and manufacturing services company, today announced a joint marketing agreement to deliver comprehensive and synergistic design solutions. The partnership expands the customer support for Rambus intellectual property (IP) through TES’ extensive network of worldwide design centers. Under the agreement, TES will market and integrate Rambus IP products as part of its IC and system designs.
The scope of this agreement is initially directed towards the European market with a focus on customers in the networking, telecom, and automation industries. These companies can benefit from Rambus’ leading-edge IP solutions including a broad line of digital cores for PCI Express*, Ethernet and Rapid IO and the related serial link PHYs.
“Rambus is the recognized leader in high-performance serial link and memory design, and having access to their innovative and proven IP products greatly expands our offerings for our growing customer base,” said Michel Desbard, president and CEO at TES Electronic Solutions. “Our customers demand high-quality, easy-to-integrate intellectual property solutions, and the combination of Rambus’ superior technology and TES design services offers them great value.”
With the rapid proliferation of PCI Express beyond computing, and into embedded applications such as communications and automation, there is a strong market need for high-quality IP that can be adapted to varying application needs and is easy to integrate. Rambus digital IP cores meet these needs by being highly configurable and rigorously validated using extensive simulation and hardware validation methodologies as well as industry-leading third party verification IP.
“Our partnering with TES provides European customers access to Rambus IP products backed by TES experts who can help them efficiently integrate these products into their designs,” said Sharon Holt, senior vice president, worldwide sales, licensing and marketing at Rambus. “We have seen great momentum for our IP products in Europe, and TES has the right expertise to serve our growing European customer community.”
More information about Rambus high-speed serial link technologies is available at http://www.rambus.com/products/.
About Rambus Inc.
Rambus is one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in the invention and design of high-speed chip architectures. 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, Korea and Taiwan. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.
About TES Electronic Solutions
TES Electronic Solutions is a global electronics services company with a focus on innovative custom solutions for a wide variety of technology and services industries. TES solutions include integrated circuits, software, hardware and systems. The Company has delivered solutions to blue-chip companies worldwide from its 17 design and manufacturing locations. TES’s services cover all phases of the product life-cycle including new product introduction. The Company has the know-how and resources to offer consulting and IP licensing, as well as to design and manufacture on a turnkey or other basis. Its customers also benefit from a truly global operation where the relationship is managed locally while design and manufacturing work is carried out in the most appropriate TES location worldwide. TES’s Custom Design and Manufacture (CDM) solutions provide customers with systems or sub-systems that improve their existing operations or enable them to exploit a market opportunity in the fastest possible time. Headquartered in Langon-sur-Vilaine in northwestern France, the Company employs 900, of whom 500 are design engineers. It has 15 design centers and project offices located in Silicon Valley (US), Edinburgh (UK), Paris, Rennes, Grenoble, Nice (France), Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Nuremburg, Munich (Germany), Bangalore (India) and Tokyo (Japan). Its two factories are in Rennes (France) and Penang (Malaysia).
Rambus and the Rambus logo are registered trademarks of Rambus Inc. TES Electronic Solutions and the TES Electronic Solutions logo are registered trademarks of TES Electronic Solutions. *PCI Express and PCI-SIG are registered trademarks of the PCI Express Special Interest Group. The PCI-SIG is the special interest group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. All other trade names and brands are the service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners.