Partnership will enable broad adoption of PCI Express chipsets for PC desktop and mobile systems
Los Altos,CA - July 28, 2003 - Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), a leading provider of chip-to-chip interface products and services, and ALi Corporation, a leading provider in the integrated circuits industry, today announced that ALi has licensed Rambus' RaSer(tm) IP cell for PCI Express applications. ALi will integrate the RaSer cell in its mainstream core logic chipset products further enabling the broad adoption of PCI Express for desktop and mobile computing systems.
"PCI Express is the emerging serial interconnect technology for desktop, mobile and server applications," said Mr. Eric Chen, official spokesman of ALi Corporation. "Through this collaboration with Rambus, we will be able to provide our customers with a proven, high-speed PCI Express-based chipsets that will allow them to achieve optimized system performance and functionality, and design products that can be built at the most cost effective level."
The Rambus RaSer PHY cell for PCI Express applications is a complete serial communication cell optimized for implementing the physical layer of the PCI Express standard. The RaSer PHY is based on a proven SerDes cell used in multiple applications including InfiniBand(tm) and Ethernet XAUI products. In addition, Rambus offers a configurable Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) as a synthesizeable RTL core to provide customers a flexible interface to the PCI Express MAC and upper logic layers. All Rambus RaSer cells are available with a comprehensive set of standard chip design tools for seamless integration into customer design flows. In addition, Rambus' IC package, board and system design support helps ensure fast time-to-market.
"Rambus is focused on bringing high-speed I/O to mainstream, cost-sensitive markets," said Kevin Donnelly, vice president of the Logic Interface Division at Rambus. "Through this partnership, ALi's PCI Express-based products and its PC OEM customers will benefit from Rambus' comprehensive design support and extensive experience enabling high speed technology to the volume PC market."
ALi Corporation is the world's leading supplier of integrated circuits for the PC, peripherals and multimedia arena. Its product offerings include core logic chipsets, DVD products and imaging peripherals. ALi is well positioned to deliver comprehensive solutions for this world of 3C integration. Information about ALi is available at www.ali.com.tw
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 I/O problems and bring industry-leading products to market. Rambus' interface solutions can be found in numerous computing, consumer electronic and networking products. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.
Rambus is a registered trademark and RaSer is a trademark of Rambus Inc. PCI Express is a trademark of PCI-SIG. Other trademarks that may be mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.