Bij Electic Tech valt te lezen dat er weer een bedrijf is bezweken onder de druk van Rambus om royalities te gaan betalen. Mitsubishi zal in vervolg royalities gaan betalen voor alle DDR en SDR SDRAM producten en schaart zich daarmee bij fabrikanten zoals NEC, Samsung, Toshiba en Hitachi:
Under the licensing agreement, the royalty rates for DDR SDRAM and the controllers which directly interface with DDR SDRAM are greater than the RDRAM compatible rates. The agreement also includes royalties for SDRAM and for controllers that directly interface with SDRAM, as well as a license fee for the entire agreement. The agreement is effective for shipments of licensed products by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. beginning July 1, 2000.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. joins a growing list of semiconductor suppliers who have agreed to sign a patent license agreement. This agreement ensures them the rights to the Rambus patents used for current and future memory and logic products. Dataquest ranks Mitsubishi Electric Corp. as the world's eighth largest DRAM supplier with revenues of $875M and 3.8% market share and the world's 13th largest semiconductor supplier with revenues totaling $4,474M in 1999.