Electronics IP Industry – Q3 2011

Diluted net income per share for the third quarter of 2011 was $0.00 as compared to a net loss per share of $0.10 in the second quarter of 2011 and a net loss per share of $0.18 in the third quarter of 2010.

Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 was $14.3 million as compared to a net income of $117.8 million for the same period of 2010. Diluted net loss per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 was $0.13 as compared to a net income per share of $1.01 for the same period of 2010.

Other Financial Highlights:

Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities as of September 30, 2011 were $292.7 million, a decrease of approximately $66.7 million from June 30, 2011. During the third quarter of 2011, Samsung exercised its “put option” in accordance with the terms of a stock purchase agreement dated January 19, 2010. As a result, the Company was required to repurchase 4.8 million shares of the Company's common stock for $100.0 million.

During the third quarter of 2011, the Company recorded an income tax provision of approximately $4.1 million. As the Company continues to maintain a full valuation allowance against its US deferred tax assets, the Company's tax provision consists of primarily withholding.

Rambus Inc. self description

Rambus is one of the world's premier technology licensing companies. As a company of inventors, Rambus focuses on the development of technologies that enrich the end-user experience of electronic systems. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com


RMBS Closing Price Nov 04 = $18.19
52 week range = $9.78 – $22.80
Market Cap = $2.04 Billion



Late News about Rambus


Rambus Engineers Author Book on Signal Integrity


New book provides comprehensive overview of high-speed signaling for electronic system design

Sunnyvale , California , United States  -  10/25/2011   – Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS), one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies,  announced that two of its engineers have authored a book titled “High-Speed Signaling: Jitter Modeling, Analysis, and Budgeting.”

As the speed of digital electronics increases, signal integrity is a critical issue that circuit and system design engineers must address. Signal integrity is the quality of an electrical signal as it travels between integrated circuits in an electronic system. This book offers key insights for technologists interested in state-of-the-art techniques for achieving the signal and power integrity required in today’s high-performance electronics.

“Rambus has a long history of innovation in many areas with a particular emphasis on high-speed, mixed-signal digital circuit and interface design in electronic systems,” said John Kent, vice president of Technology Development at Rambus. “As electronic devices push to gigabit data rates and beyond, understanding the methods of maintaining signal and power integrity is vital. By showcasing our collection of knowledge in this field, we can help advance the development of the next generation of electronic products.”

The authors, Dan Oh and Chuck Yuan along with several Rambus contributors, have spent years researching signal integrity and have published more than 100 papers on the subject. This book summarizes the current status of this evolving field and describes the latest advances in signal and power integrity. It offers circuit and system engineers techniques for the design of robust and efficient interface systems.


About the Authors

Dan Oh (below) is a senior principal engineer at Rambus Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Oh has published more than 80 papers and holds seven US issued patents and 10 pending patent applications in areas of high-speed link design. He serves on the technical program committee of IEEE EPEPS, and is a former member of the IEC DesignCon Technical Program Committee:

Chuck Yuan (below) is an engineering director at Rambus. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Syracuse University. Dr. Yuan holds eight U.S. issued patents and has been published in over 100 journal and conference publications. Prior to joining Rambus, he worked as a senior consulting engineer at Cadence Design Systems:

Acknowledgement: The writer of this November 14, 2011 posting of the EDA WEEKLY would like to thank Ms. Juliet Niczewicz of The Hoffman Agency for providing the photos of the book authors used here, and for sending him a copy of the book in advance of its release. The writer has had an abiding interest in the field of signal integrity since the early 90’s when his Mentor Graphics’ PCB Division first released its High Speed Board Station software to the market incorporating automatic circuit board routing featuring cross-talk analysis.

More About Rambus Inc.

Rambus is one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies. Founded in 1990, the Company specializes in the invention and design of architectures focused on enriching the end-user experience of electronic systems. Rambus’ patented innovations and breakthrough technologies help industry-leading companies bring superior products to market. Rambus licenses both its world-class patent portfolio, as well as its family of leadership and industry-standard solutions. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, Ohio, India, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.

Very Breaking Rambus news

Since Rambus' fortunes are pivotal to the Electronics IP G5 discussed every three months in the EDA WEEKLY, this breaking news deserves to be noticed.

Rambus shares fell over 60% in value today.

Rambus investors were dealt this heavy blow on Wednesday November 16, 2011, after a court in San Francisco denied Rambus a win in Rambus' big price-fixing case against Micron and Hynix. After two months of deliberation, a jury found that Micron and Hynix were not guilty of price fixing or anti-competitive behavior. Rambus’s stock plunged almost $11 per share once the news was announced.

This was a major defeat for Rambus. Investors had apparently estimated that had it won the case, Rambus might have been able to collect anywhere from $300 million to as much as $4 billion.

It is not known if this verdict today will affect the previous settlement that Samsung had already made with Rambus.

The Collective Electronics IP G5 Results for Calendar Q3 2011

We have just completed our first look at the individual performances of each member of the Group of Five (a.k.a. the G5) Electronics IP players for nominal Q3 2011.

Promised thereafter was a summary of the by-now-familiar Tables of Revenues and Profits of the entire G5, this time of course for Q3 2011 (and the four quarters leading up to Q3 2011), as well as some graphs of previous year-by-year P&L’s. What follows, fulfils that promise!

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