Samsung becomes fifth DRAM maker to license Rambus SDRAM patents News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- Rambus Inc. here today announced it has added Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to its list of DRAM companies agreeing to license patented technologies for SDRAM, double data rate (DDR) memories, and controllers interfacing to those chips. The South Korean memory giant joins Japan's NEC, Toshiba, Hitachi, and Oki in paying extra royalties for those Rambus patents.
S3 becomes 'Sonicblue' with exit from graphics chip business News & Analysis 11/1/2000 Post a comment
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After shedding its graphics chip set business, S3 Inc. is getting rid of its name and stock ticker symbol as part of a complete makeover of the 10-year-old company. S3 today announced it has rename itself "Sonicblue," and on Nov. 15, it will take on the Nasdaq symbol "SBLU" to emphasize its new focus in digital media and information appliances.