SAN FRANCISCO—Memory chip technology licensor Rambus Inc. said Thursday (Sept. 27) that Japan's Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd. signed a six-year agreement to use Rambus technology in a broad range of its semiconductor products. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Fujitsu previously agreed to a license for Rambus technology in March 2006.
"As a global leader in the semiconductor market, Fujitsu Semiconductor is an important customer and this agreement validates the continued strength of our portfolio," said Ronald Black, Rambus CEO, in a statement.
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