Rambus Names New CEO

Harold Hughes steps in to relieve Jeff Tate, who assumes the role of chairman, formerly held by Bill Davidow

January 11, 2005

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LOS ALTOS, CA -- Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), a leading provider of chip interface products and services, today announced that Geoff Tate has assumed the role of Chairman of the Board, replacing Bill Davidow who is stepping down as Chairman while remaining a member of the Board of Directors.

Effective immediately, Harold Hughes, a current member of the Rambus board, will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer replacing Mr. Tate. Mr. Hughes brings extensive technology industry experience to the chief executive position including numerous executive leadership roles at Intel Corporation.

"We are positioning the company for the next phase of growth with these leadership changes," said Geoff Tate, Chairman of the Board at Rambus. "Harold brings tremendous energy and industry experience to the chief executive role and will help us drive Rambus to the next level. After nearly 15 years of leading Rambus, one of the world's premiere technology licensing companies, I remain passionate about the company and will continue to be very involved in the continued success of Rambus."

"Rambus's technology leadership is renowned in the industry and the company is uniquely positioned to solve some of the most demanding challenges faced by our semiconductor and system customers," said Harold Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at Rambus. "I am extremely excited about our future prospects and look forward to leading this tremendously talented and committed team."

Mr. Hughes brings over 30 years of industry experience to Rambus. He was most recently the Chairman and CEO of Pandesic LLC, an Intel and SAP joint venture. He served as a United States Army Officer before starting his private sector career with Intel Corporation in 1974. Mr. Hughes held a variety of positions during his 23 years at Intel Corporation, including Treasurer, the head of the Intel Capital division, Chief Financial Officer and the head of Planning and Logistics. Mr. Hughes holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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