Mountain View, California–Nov. 1, 2000–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has signed a patent license agreement with Rambus Inc. for SDRAM, double data rate (DDR) SDRAM memory and controllers that directly interface with these types of memory.
Under the agreement, the royalty rates for DDR SDRAM and the controllers that directly interface with DDR SDRAM are greater than the DRAM compatible rates. The agreement also includes royalties for SDRAM and for controllers that directly interface with SDRAM, as well as a license fee for the entire agreement.
Five companies–Samsung, NEC, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Oki–have now signed SDRAM and DDR SDRAM agreements with Rambus.