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Rambus to Demonstrate Latest Advancements in RDRAM, RaSer and Yellowstone Technologies at the Intel Developer Forum.

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

Intel Developer Forum 2002

LOS ALTOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2002

Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), the leading provider of high-bandwidth chip connection technology, will demonstrate the latest advancements in RDRAM(R), RaSer(TM) and Yellowstone technologies at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, February 25-27. Rambus is once again a Gold Sponsor of IDF and will host two booths including a specialized booth featuring RaSer Serial Link Technology for InfiniBand(TM) applications. As a Gold Sponsor, Rambus will also present this afternoon a comparative analysis of memory solutions.

RaSer Cell for InfiniBand Application

Banderacom's BDC22104 IBandit-TCA is a complete InfiniBand Target Channel Adaptor, with an InfiniBand(TM) MAC, transaction switch, and protocol engine. The IBandit-TCA features a PCI/PCI-X compatible bus interface, and supports four 1x InfiniBand connections.

In the demo, the IBandit-TCA is mounted on a PCI daughter card, which is plugged into a fully-functional server blade. The RaSer cell incorporated in the IBandit-TCA drives the high-speed serial data through the InfiniBand connectors and InfiniBand cables, demonstrating successful transmission and reception of InfiniBand packets at 10 Gbps (4 x 2.5 Gbps) through the media.

For more information on RaSer technology, visit www.RaSerLink.com.

RIMM(TM) 4200 System

Rambus will demonstrate the first Pentium(R) 4 system running with RIMM 4200. Features of the system include a 4-layer ASUSTeK motherboard, an Intel(R) 850 chipset and RIMM modules from Kingston and Samsung.

RIMM 4200 is a dual channel RDRAM module operating at 1066 MHz. RIMM 4200 provides 4.2GB/s of memory bandwidth in a single module, which is 160% greater bandwidth than RIMMs shipping in production today and matches the 533 MHz front side bus bandwidth of future CPUs. The demonstration shows that the RIMM 4200 offers maximum performance in a compact design. The compact design allows system designers to incorporate additional features onto the motherboard or fit into the uATX form factor for lower overall system cost.

For more information on RDRAM technology, visit www.RDRAM.com.

3.2 GHz Yellowstone Signaling

Rambus engineers will demonstrate a signaling evaluation vehicle for the next generation Yellowstone memory signaling technology. Yellowstone, architected for low cost high-volume platforms, implements ultra low-swing differential signaling to achieve data rates of 3.2 GHz and beyond. The demonstration will exhibit the feasibility of reliably transmitting a 200mV differential signal across a demo platform using commodity PCB and connector technology.

For more information on Yellowstone signaling technology, visit www.rambus.com/technology/yellowstone_overview.html.

About Rambus Inc.

Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS) designs, develops and licenses high-bandwidth chip-connection technology, and provides the comprehensive engineering support necessary for a complete system solution. Rambus' technology and intellectual property are licensed to leading semiconductor suppliers, including DRAM, controller and microprocessor manufacturers, ASIC developers, and foundries for use in computer, consumer and networking systems such as personal computers, workstations, servers, game consoles, set top boxes, digital HDTVs, high-speed switches and routers.

Note to Editors: Rambus and RDRAM are registered trademarks of Rambus Inc. RaSer and RIMM are trademarks of Rambus Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's industry, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by the Company's management. These forward-looking statements include predictions regarding the ability of RaSer Cells to drive high speed serial data; the ability to increase functionality or reduce overall costs of a memory system using a RIMM 4200 module; and the ability to achieve data rates of 3.2 GHz and beyond using Yellowstone technology. You can identify these and other forward-looking statements by the use of works such as "may", "will", "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "intends," "potential," "continue"" or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements also include the assumptions underlying or relating to the foregoing statements. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those identified in the Company's recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recently filed Form 10-Q, and also including the uncertainty of effectively demonstrating new technologies; and the uncertainty regarding the technical and market demands for such technologies. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available to Rambus on the date hereof. Rambus assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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