Rambus and Micron Settle Patent Dispute, Sign $280 Million Licensing Agreement

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maleficarus™

Rambus was the RAM to have back in the P4 days. I used to have a Rambus P4 system and if memory serves me correct, the PC-800 ram that I was using blew anything DDR had out! I never could understand why so many hated Rambus. They made great memory that was years ahead of DDR in every way...

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The Mac

because it was 3 times as expensive.

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maleficarus™

So, an SSD hard drive is 6x+ as expensive then traditional HD and no one and going around hating all the SSD makers out there now are they?

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WarpathPS

SSD? Oh you mean the new Zip Drives, oh yeah those which are doomed to fail. Rambus was expensive and you had to buy it in pairs and now Rambus has become just a patent troll group, nothing more.

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yammerpickle2

I wonder if Rambus is publically traded and if so what would it take to buy a controlling interest and absorb the company? Might have been cheaper than fighting the endless legal battles and eventual settlement.
I see Rambus as a classic example of the patent system being broken and misused. I hope that hypercube stacked memory comes online soon and puts them out of business for good. Of course through some crazy legal wrangling and a uninformed judge they will claim that it violates some crazy patent they have been sitting on and doing nothing with for a decade.

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The Mac

If someone buys them, it just means that the new company will troll with their portfolio.

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misterz100

The shear amount of money this company keeps getting, just for being patent trolls, is staggering, just more proof that the system is completely broken.

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Neufeldt2002

Rambus is still around? Who knew.

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The Mac

They have been strictly patent trolls for several years now.

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MaximumMike

They have really only ever been patent trolls. They never sold enough RAM for me to have ever considered them anything else.