LOS ALTOS, CA - April 8, 2003 - Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), a leading provider of chip-to-chip interface products and services, today announced it has elected industry-veteran Kevin Kennedy to its Board of Directors. Kevin Kennedy brings 26 years of experience in the networking and communications market to Rambus' board. Mr. Kennedy currently serves as the chief operating officer for Openwave Systems, a leading independent provider of open software products and services for the mobile communications industry. Mr. Kennedy previously held the position of senior vice president of the server provider line of business at Cisco Systems. He started his career as a member of the technical staff and worked his way to management at Bell Laboratories. Mr. Kennedy has also served as a technology consultant for the United States Congress.
"As Rambus continues its push into the logic interface market, the Company needed additional expertise in the key market areas that can truly benefit from its technology, particularly in the serial link arena," said Bill Davidow, Chairman of Rambus' Board. "Kevin brings the right level of experience and knowledge to the team to help Rambus reach the next level in these valuable market segments."
"I believe that much of the future success of high technology in the United States is in the nurturing of intellectual property," said Kevin Kennedy. "Rambus is about solving state of the art problems with unique intellectual property, and that, in combination with the impressive management team, makes it an exciting company to be involved in."
About Rambus Inc.
Rambus is a leading provider of chip-to-chip interface products and services. The company's breakthrough technology and engineering expertise have helped leading chip and system companies to solve their challenging interface problems and bring industry-leading products to market. Rambus' interface solutions can be found in hundreds of computing, consumer electronic and networking products. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.
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