Rambus Expands Agreement with Freescale Semiconductor

Agreement covers Rambus RRAM, memory, and serial link interface technologies and provides a platform for future collaboration

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & AUSTIN, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 23, 2013 — Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), the innovative technology solutions company that brings invention to market, today announced it has signed an agreement with Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) that expands the relationship between the companies. The agreement extends Freescale’s access to Rambus’ innovations for memory controllers and serial links. Additionally, the expanded agreement provides Freescale with the ability to collaborate on Rambus’ resistive memory technology for embedded applications (eRRAM).

“We are pleased to expand our agreement with Freescale Semiconductor, a leader in embedded processing solutions,” said Kevin Donnelly, senior vice president and general manager of the Memory and Interface Division at Rambus. “This agreement and our collaboration with Freescale exemplify our ability to provide additional value to Freescale with our eRRAM technology, and we look forward to our broadening relationship with the Freescale team.”

“Rambus’ resistive memory eRRAM technology promises to be a compelling solution for non-volatile memory in the embedded processing market, and we look forward to working with Rambus to jointly explore this technology,” said David Kramer, director, Freescale Discovery Labs, Freescale Semiconductor.

The expanded agreement extends the terms of the existing license agreement until 2018. Other terms of the agreement are confidential.

About Rambus Inc.

Rambus is the innovative technology solutions company that brings invention to market. Unleashing the intellectual power of our world-class engineers and scientists in a collaborative and synergistic way, Rambus invents, licenses and develops solutions that challenge and enable our customers to create the future. While best known for creating unsurpassed semiconductor memory architectures, Rambus is also developing world-changing products and services in security, advanced LED lighting and displays, and immersive mobile media. Additional information is available at rambus.com.

About Freescale

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry-leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity, our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next-generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. freescale.com.

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