Rambus signs Western Digital patent license deal

Rambus Inc said it signed a broad patent license agreement with Western Digital Corporation covering the use of Rambus patented memory technologies in Western Digital products through 2021.

The agreement also includes an additional five-year extension option.

Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“With the enormous amount of information flowing through today’s data center applications, memory and interface technologies play a critical role to meet the increasing demands of higher bandwidth and lower latency needs,” said Luc Seraphin, general manager of the memory and interfaces division at Rambus.

“The lines between non-volatile memory and DRAM have blurred as the increasing performance of traditional NAND Flash has driven the adoption of faster interface architectures.

“This agreement with Western Digital provides access to our patented memory technologies that address the challenging requirements of modern data centers.”