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Rambus Completes Acquisition of Northwest Logic, Extending Leadership in Interface IP


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  • - Digital controller IP complements existing portfolio of high-speed interface PHYs
  • - Expands solutions for automotive, data center, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and communications applications
  • - Combined offerings, including HBM2, GDDR6, DDR4 and PCI Express (PCIe), create one-stop-shop for SoC designers
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Aug. 27, 2019 – Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), a premier silicon IP and chip provider making data faster and safer, today announced the completion of the previously-disclosed acquisition of Northwest Logic, a leading supplier of memory, PCIe and MIPI digital controllers. This acquisition allows Rambus to further scale, bringing together high-speed design expertise with the physical and digital IP families from renowned market leaders to offer comprehensive memory and SerDes IP solutions for chip designers.

“Northwest Logic’s product lineup and expertise is a great complement to our current portfolio, expanding and deepening our high-speed interface offerings in a wide array of high-performance markets,” said Luc Seraphin, president and CEO, Rambus. “The addition of their solutions and technology serves a critical role in driving Rambus’ continued focus on our core strengths in semiconductor.”

Although this transaction will not materially impact 2019 financial results due to the timing of close and acquisition accounting, Rambus expects this acquisition to be accretive in 2020.