Remember the Rambus fiasco that got so much attention as Intel decided to quietly phase out their use of RDRAM? Rambus is involved in various lawsuits over patent infringement, as they claim they own patents to many technologies used widely in the industry. It apparently wasn't all bunk, and over the next 5 years AMD will be laying down $75 Million
towards Rambus for licensing. This isn't Rambus suing again – Rather, AMD paying for use of technology that Rambus has patented. Though AMD is planning to move forward to DDR2 and DDR3 as their memory standard over this year and next, they still employ other memory technologies in a variety of areas. Other than giving Rambus higher than expected revenues, this probably won't be making waves anytime soon. With higher cash flow, though, Rambus may be inclined to take another stab at the market soon.