Los Altos, California, United States – 02/06/2006
Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed chip interfaces, today announced that its chief scientist, Dr. Mark Horowitz, has been recognized for his technical contribution by the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. In a ceremony today at the 2006 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSSC), Dr. Horowitz received the Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits, for his pioneering contributions to the design of high-performance digital integrated circuits and systems.
The IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits was established in 1987 to honor an individual, or team of up to three, for outstanding contributions to solid-state circuits as exemplified by benefit to society, enhancement of technology, and professional leadership.
“Mark’s contributions to memory architecture and interface design are foundational in virtually all digital electronic devices on the market today,” said Harold Hughes, president and chief executive officer at Rambus. “We are greatly honored to have Mark lead our talented research staff as they push the boundaries of interface and system design bringing tremendous value to our customers and the market at large”
Dr. Horowitz is especially well-known for his pioneering research on high-speed, low-power CMOS data link interfaces for applications such as memory access in high-performance computing and signal-processing systems. Mark is currently a member of the IEEE Society and was named an IEEE Fellow in 2000. In 1990 he co-founded Rambus along with Dr. Mike Farmwald and was named chief scientist reporting to CEO Harold Hughes in May 2005.
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 Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Bangalore, India; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tokyo, Japan. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.
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