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Rambus, NVIDIA ink patent agreement

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:memory? memory controller? patent license? royalty?

Rambus Inc. and NVIDIA announced the formal signing of a patent license agreement involving memory controllers. In the agreement, Rambus has given NVIDIA a patent license for particular memory controllers at a 1 percent royalty rate for SDR memory controllers and a 2 percent royalty rate for other specific memory controllers.

The deal includes DDR, DDR2, DDR3,LPDDR, LPDDR2, GDDR2, GDDR3, GDDR4, and portions of GDDR5 memory controllers.

On the other hand, NVIDIA has given no licenses to Rambus. The signed patent license agreement has been effective since August 12, 2010. However, both parties have not signed any releases of liability, nor dismissed any outstanding litigation between them.

The terms of the license are in accordance with the agreement that Rambus offers as part of its commitment to the European Commission.

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