Rambus

Electronic Systems Architecture Invention

Rambus is one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies. The company specializes in the invention and design of architectures focused on enhancing the end-user experience of electronic systems. Rambus’ patented innovations and breakthrough technologies help industry-leading companies bring superior products to market. Rambus licenses both its world-class patent portfolio, as well as its family of leadership and industry-standard solutions. Headquartered in Los Altos, California, Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, Ohio, India, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan.

Facts & Stats

  • Founders Michael Farmwald and Michael Horowitz received seed funding from Mohr Davidow and set up an office on site in 1989.
  • The name of the company, Rambus, came to Michael Farmwald after watching the movie Rambo: “Ram” for memory, “bus” for speed. Rambus incorporated in 1990.
  • In 1996 Rambus and Intel disclose agreement to evolve chipsets and DRAMs that incorporate Rambus interfaces to meet requirements of PC main memory.
  • Initial Public Offering, May 1997.