Rambus, Inc.

Rambus, Inc.

Rambus, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1997

Headquarters

1050 Enterprise Way,Suite 700,Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

796

Industries

Semiconductors
IT Consulting & Services
Appliances & Electronics
Engineering, Construction & Architecture

Company Description

Rambus, Inc. engages in the provision of cutting-edge semiconductor and Internet Protocol products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. It operates through the following segments: Memory and Interfaces Division (MID), Cryptography Research (CRD), Emerging Solutions Division (ESD), and Lighting and Display Technologies (LDT). The MID segment focuses on mobile memory, server-based memory, serial link designs and custom solutions. The CRD segment comprises of chip and system security, anti-counterfeiting, smart ticketing and mobile payments. The ESD segment includes computational sensing and imaging group in the area of emerging technologies. The LDT segment covers the design, development, and licensing of technologies for lighting. The company was founded by P. Michael Farmwald and Mark A. Horowitz in March 1990 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Vice President-Finance

Corporate Vice President & Managing Director Rambus India Design Center

Senior Vice President, Technology Partnerships & Corporate Development

Senior Vice President of People & Culture

Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer at Aviat Networks, Inc.

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Ooma Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Rambus, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Renesas Electronics America, Inc.

Former Chief Financial & Accounting Officer at Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.

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NWQ is a long-term investor which implements its investment strategies through an active research-driven, fundamentals-based, value-oriented process. Utilizing a corporate finance-oriented, cash flow focused discipline to identify potential investments trading at attractive absolute valuations, NWQ typically invests in companies that it believes are undervalued, have downside protection, and possess catalysts or inflection points expected to help unlock value. Their stock selection process is driven by bottom-up fundamental research. NWQ's research analysts constantly evaluate companies within their defined investable universe based upon a variety of both qualitative and quantitative criterion.

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Wexford Capital LP is a hedge fund manager located in Greenwich, Connecticut. The firm was formed in February 2009 and is the successor to Wexford Capital LLC, formed in December 1995, and Wexford Management Corp., which was originally incorporated in May 1994. The firm serves as investment adviser, sub-adviser, manager or general partner with discretionary trading authority to private pooled investment vehicles, including U.S. limited partnerships and limited liability companies and non-U.S. corporations structured as hedge funds and private equity funds.

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Penn Capital Management Co. provides investment advisory services primarily through the following product vehicles: registered mutual funds, separately managed accounts, private investment funds, and broker/dealer sponsored investment advisor program offered through WRAP Model accounts.The firm specializes in the management of high yield fixed-income and micro- to mid-cap equity portfolios. The firm employs in-house, fundamental bottom-up research. Their strategies include: Micro-Cap Equity, Micro- to Small-Cap Equity, Small Cap Equity, Small Cap Value Equity, Small- to Mid-Cap Equity, Mid-Cap Equity, Bank Loans, Defensive High Yield Fixed Income, Opportunistic High Yield Fixed Income, short Duration High Yield Fixed Income, Double B High Yield Fixed Income, Distressed Total Return Fixed Income, Convertible Securities, Focused Credit, Fixed Income Spectrum, Corporate Income Spectrum, Energy Opportunities (Credit and Equity), and Ultra Equity High Yield. Penn Capital applies a value approach to all their strategies and focuses on identifying relative value through comparable cash flow and enterprise value multiples.Penn Capital's value-driven equity approach focuses on credit and leverage metrics and seeks capital structure catalysts that drive equity valuation. PENN also evaluates qualitative factors such as strength of management, inside ownership and business models. Penn Capital employs bottom-up fundamental research to identify improving credit situations that are not yet reflected in a company's security price. The firm only invests in credit securities that trade at a discount to the firm's proprietary assessment of an investment's intrinsic value.

Recent Transactions
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Visa, Inc. purchases Rambus, Inc. /Payments & Ticketing Businesses from Rambus, Inc.

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Rambus, Inc. purchases Verimatrix SA /Silicon Ip, Secure Protocols, Provisioning Bus from Verimatrix SA

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Rambus, Inc. purchases Northwest Logic, Inc. from Intel Corp.

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Advised onRambus, Inc. purchases Velio Communications, Inc. /Serial Interface Assets from Velio Communications, Inc.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$1.47B
Total Enterprise Value
$732M
Earnings Per Share
$-1.46
Revenue
$231M
Net Profit
$-158M
EBITDA
$-44.7M
EBITDAMargin
-19.32%
Total Debt
$178M
Total Equity
$1.01B
Enterprise Value Sales
3.17x
TEVNet Income
-4.64x
Debt TEV
0.24x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-7.93%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-3.16%
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Enigma Semiconductor, Inc. provides silicon solutions for networking systems. Its products include switches, fabric managers, and architecture modeling and system development tools. The company's products are used in enterprise and carrier applications, including core routers, multiservice provisioning platforms, and metro access equipment Enigma Semiconductor was founded by Jacob Nielsen and Rob Sturgill in June 2001 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA

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Tessera Technologies, Inc. develops and licenses innovative semiconductor, interconnect and imaging technologies. The company offers mobile computing and communications, memory and data storage and 3-D Integrated Circuit technologies. Tessera Technologies was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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