LOS ALTOS, Calif.--Jan. 30, 2006
--Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), one of the world's premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed chip interfaces, today announced that Udo Muerle has been named Director of Business Development for its new European office. In this position, Mr. Muerle will report to Sharon Holt, Rambus' Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Licensing and Marketing. Mr. Muerle is responsible for the overall management and direction of Rambus' strategic customer and partnership relationships in Europe.
Mr. Muerle comes to Rambus from Synopsys, where he held the position of executive account manager. Prior to Synopsys, Mr. Muerle held various positions in the EDA industry, including that of chief executive officer of TransEDA, a leader in coverage and measurement verification for electronic designs. During his career, Mr. Muerle has also held positions in the European offices of Virage Logic, Texas Instruments and IBM. Mr. Muerle also served as communications officer in the German Army.
"As we grow our business presence in Europe, we are looking to Udo to build the foundation for strategic relationships with our customers there," said Sharon Holt, senior vice president of worldwide sales, licensing and marketing at Rambus. "Europe is home to world-leading electronics companies and with Udo's experience and background we look forward to engaging with them to develop breakthrough products for the market."
Mr. Muerle holds a degree from Stuttgart University and currently lives outside of Stuttgart with his family.
About Rambus Inc.
Rambus is one of the world's premier technology licensing companies specializing in the invention and design of high-speed chip interfaces. Since its founding in 1990, the company's patented innovations, breakthrough technologies and renowned integration expertise have helped industry-leading chip and system companies bring superior products to market. Rambus' technology and products solve customers' most complex chip and system-level interface challenges enabling unprecedented performance in computing, communications and consumer electronics applications. Rambus licenses both its world-class patent portfolio as well as its family of leadership and industry-standard interface products. Headquartered in Los Altos, California, Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, India, Germany, Japan and Taiwan. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.