NVIDIA and Rambus have come together in friendship after plenty of time bent on legal war. Rambus, for those of you who do not know, is a company that holds many patents related to chip interfaces for RAM. They have been in legal battles with NVIDIA since 2008 regarding patent infringement. Earlier this week, the 2 companies announced they have settled outstanding patent infringement claims along with signing a patent license agreement. The deal will allow NVIDIA to use patented Rambus technology in its products for the next 5 years without any repercussion.
Rambus already had such licensing deals with Toshiba, Intel, Sony, and AMD. We are not sure why NVIDIA has not been included in that ring until now, but at least innovation can now be let free to run wild.