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    News - Samsung pays $900 million to settle with Rambus

    The Korean tech giant resolves its DRAM spat with license holder Rambus by agreeing to hand over a bunch of cash.
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    Re: News - Samsung pays $900 million to settle with Rambus

    Wow, so many years after the P4, and Rambus still has so much grip on DRAM manufacturers. What is the licence for, and is it an asset they can sit on indefinitely, or like a patent has a duration? And have they been working on anything these days (they do have the reputation of being a team of lawyers at least in the past)?

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    Re: News - Samsung pays $900 million to settle with Rambus

    RAMBUS, wasnt that horrible stuff from years ago?

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    Re: News - Samsung pays $900 million to settle with Rambus

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    RAMBUS, wasnt that horrible stuff from years ago?
    Yes, one of the first pc's in my household had RD ram. It was a gateway P4 1.7Ghz. Iirc the ram was expensive, quite rare and not particularly fast.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambus

    Judging by the above, they seem to spend a lot of time filing lawsuits.

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    Re: News - Samsung pays $900 million to settle with Rambus

    Yeah a hell of a lot of time, so in essence, you ahve one good idea, then look at technology, guess where its logically going to be in 5 years time, patent that idea then sell licences to other people, failing that you sue them...

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