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1 November, 2002

Yellowstone technology provides ultra high speed for next generation DRAM

Toshiba Corporation
Rambus Inc.

TOKYO, November 1, 2002 – Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), the leader in chip-to-chip interface technology, and Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in semiconductors development and manufacture, today announced that Toshiba has signed a licensing agreement to incorporate Rambus’ Yellowstone technology into Toshiba’s high-value added DRAM products for use in next generation, high performance systems.

“The Rambus Yellowstone interface technology is a key component for us to incorporate into our advanced DRAM design,” said Takeshi Nakagawa, Corporate Senior Vice President of Toshiba Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Toshiba’s Semiconductor Company. “Rambus has developed breakthrough interface technologies that are extremely valuable to the consumer marketplace. As the first licensee of this state-of-the-art technology, Toshiba can ensure its leading position in the industry with time-to-market introduction of high-performance memory.”

Yellowstone offers a quantum leap in performance in memory signaling while lowering system cost through pin-count reduction and support for low-cost, high-volume PCBs and packages. The flexible architecture enables customized memory solutions to satisfy various market needs over the next decade, including digital consumer, networking, and graphics applications.

“Toshiba has developed state-of-the-art technologies and processes that continue to make them an ideal partner for us,” said Geoff Tate, CEO of Rambus Inc. “By incorporating Yellowstone into their advanced DRAM designs, Toshiba can enhance the performance of the next-generation digital consumer products.”

About Rambus Inc.

Rambus is the leading developer and marketer of breakthrough chip-to-chip interface technology, products and solutions to the electronics industry. The company licenses its technology in the form of ASIC cells that are incorporated into high-performance memory and logic chips by 25 of the world’s top semiconductor makers. The company’s ASIC cells and system-level solutions are incorporated into hundreds of products.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. The company's integration of these wide-ranging capabilities assures its position as a leading company in semiconductors, displays and other electronic devices. Toshiba has 176,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over US$40 billion. Visit Toshiba's website at

Rambus Press Contacts:

United States
Linda Ashmore
Rambus Public Relations
(650) 947-5411

Masami Otsuka
Rambus K.K.
(81) 3 5425 7321

Toshiba Press Contact:
Mr. Makoto Yasuda
Corporate Communications Office
Toshiba Corporation
(81) 3 3457 2105

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