Rambus Acquires Hardent, Accelerates Its Roadmap for Data Center Solutions


Hardent, a prominent electronic design business, has agreed to be acquired by Rambus. Rambus’ team of engineers would benefit from this acquisition, which will speed up the development of CXL processing solutions for “next-generation” data centers.

Hardent’s silicon design, verification, compression, and Error Correction Code (ECC) skills would provide vital resources for the Rambus CXL Memory Interconnect Initiative, with 20 years of semiconductor experience. Financial details of this acquisition were not disclosed.

“Driven by the demands of advanced workloads like AI/ML and the move to disaggregated data center architectures, industry momentum for CXL-based solutions continues to grow,” said Luc Seraphin, President and CEO at Rambus. “The addition of the highly-skilled Hardent design team brings key resources that will accelerate our roadmap and expand our reach to address customer needs for next-generation data center solutions.”

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“The Rambus culture and track record of technology leadership is an ideal fit for Hardent,” said Simon Robin, President and Founder of Hardent. “The team is looking forward to joining Rambus and is excited to be part of a global company advancing the future of data center solutions.”

In addition, Hardent would add to the Rambus Silicon IP portfolio with complementary IP and services, broadening the client base and increasing design wins in automotive and consumer electronics. The deal is scheduled to finalize in the second calendar quarter of 2022.