back to article Rambus gobbles tasty chip slinger Northwest Logic in a move away from patent litigation

DRAM pioneer and serial litigant Rambus is set to acquire Northwest Logic, primarily known for dreaming up IP cores used in ASICs and FPGAs. The purchase will boost Rambus’ chip design credentials, as it attempts to move away from suing companies over vintage patents as its core business model. The exact financial terms of the …

  1. GrumpenKraut Silver badge

    "Somehow we got thrown into the patent troll bunch,"

    LOL. Poor you.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Somehow ?!?

    Really ? With a list of court cases that are longer than an arm and the obvious JEDEC shenanigans that demonstrate without any discussion that you are slime you come out smiling and think we're going to forget ?

    A leopard doesn't change its spots. All you're really trying is to get another batch of IP stuff that you'll be able to sue for.


  3. Dave K Silver badge

    "Somehow we got thrown into the patent troll bunch," he told the WSJ at the time. "This is just not the case."

    Oh yes it is.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Blast from the past

    I didn't know Rambus still existed. Weren't they the ones that came up with a proprietary RAM standard that came close to destroying Intel when they announced exclusivity for the Pentium 4/RIMM combo? Back when AMD were trouncing them with their Athlon XP range and no right-minded self-builder would put anything but an AMD chip in their machine.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Where are they now?

    Where are they now, number 94: Dr Ronald Black CEO of RAMBUS.

    Now CEO of Imagination Technologies

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