Semiconductors and Components

Rambus, Freescale to Collaborate on Non-Volatile Memory

22 September 2013

Chip maker Freescale Semiconductor and memory IP licensor Rambus will collaborate on the development of resistive memory technology (RRAM) for embedded applications under the terms of an agreement announced Monday.

RRAM is a type of non-volatile memory being developed by Rambus as well as other firms. In 2012, Rambus paid $35 million for Unity Semiconductor, a developer of non-volatile memory.

The agreement also gives Freescale (Austin, Texas) broader access to Rambus IP for memory controllers and serial links. The deal extends a patent license that Freescale signed with Rambus in June 2011. Under the new deal, Freescale's license to the Rambus IP runs through 2018.

David Kramer, director of Freescale's Discovery Labs, said through a statement that Freescale looks forward to working with Rambus to develop embedded RRAM. Kramer said the technology "promises to be a compelling solution for non-volatile memory in the embedded processing market."

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