Profile: Rambus Inc (RMBS.O)
Rambus Inc., incorporated on February 3, 1997, produces semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, sensors and lighting. The Company's products are integrated into devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including big data, Internet of things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. The Company's segments include Memory and Interfaces Division (MID) and Cryptography Research Division (CRD). The Company has over four operational units, including MID, CRD, emerging solutions division (ESD), and lighting and display technologies (LDT). MID focuses on the design, development and licensing of technology that is related to memory and interfaces. CRD focuses on the design, development and licensing of technologies for chip and system security, anti-counterfeiting, smart ticketing and mobile payments. ESD includes its computational sensing and imaging group along with its development efforts in the area of emerging technologies. LDT focuses on the design, development and licensing of technologies for lighting. The Company's inventions and technology solutions are offered to its customers through patent licenses, technology licenses, software licenses and the shipment of products.
The Company has over four main areas of focus in its MID mobile memory, server-based memory, serial link designs and custom solutions. The markets for these technologies include dynamic random access memory (DRAM) devices, NAND devices, System-on-Chip (SoC) devices, silicon physical IP and memory buffer chips. The Company develops technologies, advanced designs and development tools for building high-performance and low-power memory and serial-link interface cores for semiconductor chips. The Company also offers a range of services as part of its technology licenses, which can include know-how and technology transfer, product design and development, system integration, and other services. The Company offers a set of solutions under the name R+ enhanced standard solutions.
The Company owns a portfolio of inventions and technology solutions that are needed for creating secure tamper-resistant electronic devices and systems through its CRD. These differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasures are critical in protecting devices against side channel attacks, such as differential power analysis, which involve monitoring the variations in power consumption or electromagnetic emissions of a device. In addition, its hardware-based cores provide a hardware-based solution to protect electronics systems from side-channel attacks, counterfeiting, piracy and other forms of attack.
The Company's CryptoManager solution brings security improvements to the semiconductor chips and supply chains that enable its mobile world. The Company also offers CryptoManager secure feature management platform from its CRD. The CryptoManager platform provides chip and device companies with an advanced hardware root-of-trust for their SoCs, as well as an infrastructure suite for end-to-end security throughout the SoC design and manufacturing process. The CryptoManager platform focuses on developing a services-based architecture that enables a secure, two-way communication channel across the manufacturing stages. The platform supports the enablement of in-field provisioning and downstream services, such as media, ticketing and mobile payments. The Company's technology allows customers to spread the point source of light emitted from a light emitting diode (LED) over a large area. The Company's technology, software and know-how enables precise placement of MicroLens optics on light guides.
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