Samsung, Rambus Agree To $900M DRAM Settlement

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 6:44 PM EST) -- Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday agreed to pay Rambus Inc. up to $900 million to settle patent claims, as well as claims that it conspired with two other companies to keep Rambus' dynamic random access memory chips off the market, just days before a trial was set to begin.

Under the settlement, Samsung will pay Rambus $200 million in exchange for a lifetime license to Rambus' existing DRAM processors plus a five-year term license for other semiconductor products.

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