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Long-Awaited Rambus FTC Decision

by | Aug 2, 2006

Here is a link to the FTC decision, which is adverse to Rambus. More to come ….


Update: Andy Updegrove discusses the background of this case and the implications of the decision on

In what can only be called a stunning development in a high profile standards case, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) unanimously reversed the earlier decision of one of its own Administrative Law Judges and ruled that semiconductor technology company Rambus, Inc. had “unlawfully monopolized the markets for four computer memory technologies that have been incorporated into industry standards for dynamic random access memory,” or DRAM. The FTC will deliberate further before announcing the penalties to be levied against Rambus.

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