Rambus and NVIDIA mostly settle memory controller issues

Rambus scores royalty rates from another company.

@camwilmot
Published Fri, Aug 13 2010 12:04 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT
News hit earlier this year when Rambus claimed that NVIDIA infringed on its patents with use memory controller technology in some of its GeForce line of video cards.

Rambus and NVIDIA mostly settle memory controller issues | TweakTown.com


Just earlier today a press release hit the wire that Rambus and NVIDIA signed a patent license agreement to deal with such infringements. The release said that Rambus granted NVIDIA a patent license for certain memory controllers at a 1% royalty rate for SDR memory controllers and a 2% royalty rate for other memory controllers (including DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, LPDDR2, GDDR2, GDDR3, GDDR4, and portions of GDDR5 memory controllers). Although, it was also stated that NVIDIA has not granted any licenses to Rambus.

It was noted that the agreement went into effect on August 12, 2010. It may only prove to be a stopgap though to relieve tensions a little as it was also noted that the parties have not signed any releases of liability, nor dismissed any outstanding litigation between them. That basically means, there could be more money going to the lawyers later on or possibly more agreements down the track.

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