LOS ALTOS, Calif. - August 19, 2004 - Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), the leading developer of chip interface products and services, announced that Sharon Holt has joined the company as senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. Ms. Holt was most recently the vice president and general manager of Americas Field Operations at Agilent Technologies, Semiconductor Products Group and brings nearly 20 years of industry experience to Rambus. At Rambus, Sharon will drive the company's revenue growth by continuing to foster strong relationships with the world's leading semiconductor and systems companies, as well as develop key partnerships and new worldwide business opportunities.
Sharon's arrival follows the recently-announced agreement between Rambus and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. As part of Sharon's responsibilities, she will provide guidance and collaboration as the two companies work to deliver a portfolio of high-speed serial link solutions.
"Sharon brings a wealth of experience and leadership to Rambus that will help us scale our worldwide sales and marketing operations as we grow as a company," said Geoff Tate, chief executive officer at Rambus. "Sharon has the strategic mindset, leadership skills and vision to help take us to the next level. We are pleased to have Sharon join us as a member of our executive team."
Ms. Holt started her career at HP as an applications engineer and moved into various sales roles throughout her tenure at the company, having held several global sales and distribution management positions for strategic OEM accounts. Sharon graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a degree in electrical engineering.
About Rambus Inc.
Rambus is one of the world's leading providers of advanced chip interface products and services. Since its founding in 1990, the company's innovations, breakthrough technologies and integration expertise have helped industry-leading chip and system companies solve their most challenging and complex I/O problems and bring their products to market. Rambus's interface solutions can be found in numerous computing, consumer, and communications products and applications. Rambus is headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., with regional offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Taiwan and Japan. Additional information is available at www.rambus.com.