Broad agreement includes memory controller, SerDes, and security technologies

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – October 3, 2016Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ:RMBS) today announced it has signed a license agreement with Xilinx Inc., the world’s leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3D ICs, covering Rambus’ patented memory controller, SerDes, and security technologies. In addition, the two companies will look to evaluate potential collaboration on the use of Rambus’ CryptoManager platform, and Rambus will also explore the use of Xilinx FPGAs in the Rambus Smart Data Acceleration (SDA) research program. Specific terms of the agreement are confidential.

“As a leader in the FPGA space, Xilinx has built compelling solutions that are necessary for the growing acceleration needs in the data center,” said Dr. Ron Black, chief executive officer of Rambus. “Through collaboration, we also see great potential for our CryptoManager platform to serve as the secure foundation that enables remote, dynamic activation of features once the devices are deployed in the field. We look forward to the possibilities of engaging in these programs with the Xilinx teams and providing innovative solutions to our shared customers.”

The Rambus CryptoManager security platform creates a trusted path from the SoC manufacturing supply chain to downstream service providers with a complete silicon-to-cloud security solution. The Rambus SDA research program provides a platform to investigate near data processing system architectures that include software, firmware, FPGAs and large amounts of memory. To learn more about the Rambus solutions tailored to support the needs of the data center, visit For more information on Rambus security solutions, visit

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Rambus creates innovative hardware and software technologies, driving advancements from the data center to the mobile edge. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, software, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information, visit