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RAMBUS and UMC Expand Availability of RAMBUS PCI Express PHY IP for a Broader Range of Process Technologies

LOS ALTOS, Calif. and HSINCHU, Taiwan - Rambus Inc. and UMC announced that they have extended the availability of Rambus's patented PCI Express PHY cells to UMC's 180nm, 150nm, and 90nm processes. This development expands on the existing 130nm licensing agreement between the two companies, which was signed in 2004.

Under the agreement, UMC foundry customers gain access to Rambus's broad portfolio of PCI Express-based interfaces. The Rambus PCI Express PHY cells have been designed to provide chip developers with a solution that optimizes link utilization, latency, power consumption and silicon footprint. The PCI Express interface standard is one of the industry's most successful for chip-to-chip interconnects and can be found in system applications ranging from supercomputers to PCs and digital TVs.

UMC customers currently in production with Rambus's PCI Express PHY cells include the high-volume PC chipset manufacturers ULi Electronics and the high-volume PC graphics manufacturer XGI Technology, Inc. Rambus PCI Express PHY cells are also in production in various bridge and communication IC products based on the UMC foundry process.

"By partnering with UMC, Rambus continues to enable mass adoption for advanced interface technology that results in faster, lower cost, and more capable systems," said Laura Stark, vice president of Rambus's Platform Solutions Group. "In addition, the availability of this combined offering helps chip and system developers bring new capabilities to market with lower risk."

"We are pleased to expand our licensing agreement with Rambus to make its proven IP solutions available to a broader range of technologies, including our mainstream 90nm process," said Ken Liou, director of UMC's IP and Design Support Division. "This agreement allows our customers designing SoCs targeting PCI Express applications to benefit from Rambus's broad offering of PCI Express PHY cells."

Rambus PCI Express PHYs are complete serial communication cells optimized for implementing the physical layer of the PCI Express standard. The silicon-proven serial interfaces feature point-to-point, full duplex signaling and support up to a 3.2Gbps data rate. Rambus has also demonstrated its Turbo PCI Express platform with serial links operating at 5.0Gbps and 6.25Gbps data rates to meet future PCI Express requirements. Rambus PCI Express PHYs are listed on the PCI-SIG Integrators List, having passed PCI-SIG compliance and interoperability testing by Rambus PHY cell customers and digital controller partners. The PCI-SIG is the special interest group that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry standards. The Rambus PCI Express PHY cells are supported by a comprehensive suite of digital controllers and support services to provide chip developers with a complete system solution.

Jueves, 01 Septiembre, 2005 - 09:40
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