Rambus acquires electronics design company Hardent

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2022 — rambus inc., a provider of advanced chips and silicon IP that makes data faster and more secure, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hardent, Inc. (“Hardent”), a design company leading electronics. This acquisition strengthens Rambus’ world-class engineering team and accelerates the development of CXL processing solutions for next-generation data centers. With 20 years of experience in semiconductors, Hardent’s world-class design, verification, compression and error-correcting code (ECC) expertise provides key resources for the Rambus CXL Memory Interconnect Initiative.

“Driven by the demands of advanced workloads such as AI/ML and the shift to disaggregated data center architectures, the industry momentum for CXL-based solutions continues to grow,” said Luc Seraphin, President and CEO of Rambus. “The addition of Hardent’s highly skilled design team brings key resources that will accelerate our roadmap and expand our reach to meet customer needs for next-generation data center solutions.”

“The Rambus culture and track record of technology leadership is a perfect fit for Hardent,” said Simon Robin, President and Founder of Hardent. “The team is excited to join Rambus and excited to be part of a global company advancing the future of data center solutions.”

Additionally, Hardent brings complementary intellectual property and services to Rambus Silicon’s IP portfolio, expanding customer base and design gains in automotive and consumer electronics applications. The transaction is expected to close in the second calendar quarter of 2022 and will not have a material impact on results.

About Rambus Inc.

Rambus is a provider of cutting-edge chips and silicon IP that makes data faster and more secure. With over 30 years of experience in advanced semiconductors, we pioneer high-performance memory subsystems that solve the bottleneck between memory and processing for data-intensive systems. Whether in the cloud, at the edge, or in your hand, real-time and immersive applications depend on data throughput and integrity. Rambus products and innovations provide the increased bandwidth, capacity and security needed to meet global data needs and deliver ever better user experiences. For more information, visit rambus.com.

Source: Rambus Inc.

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