Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

MarketScreener Homepage  >  Equities  >  Nasdaq  >  Rambus Inc.    RMBS

RAMBUS INC.

(RMBS)
  Report
SummaryQuotesChartsNewsRatingsCalendarCompanyFinancialsConsensusRevisions 
News SummaryMost relevantAll newsPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector news

Rambus : U.S. DoD eyes 3D printing

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
02/18/2015 | 03:45pm EDT

, Editorial Director John McHale confirms 3D printing has made its way into the military embedded computing realm, with suppliers exploiting the technology to accelerate production and reduce development costs.

"They can save thousands of dollars by printing heat sinks, connectors, components and even printed circuit boards," he explained.

"The Department of Defense (DoD) is notorious for kicking tires on new technology for years before deploying it in mission-critical applications - and only after rigorous testing. However, with 3D printing they seem to be doing more than kicking the tires."

Indeed, Wayne Plucker, Industry Manager at Frost & Sullivan in San Antonio, Texas, told that the U.S. Air Force is currently looking at 3D printing as a way to cost-effectively maintain parts for aircraft fleets.

"[Meanwhile], the Navy is [already] doing a lot of 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, largely in metal sorts of things such as replacing classic metal brackets," he said. "For example, if they need an unusual complex shape or something like that they will use a 3D printer to create a part, which only requires minimal machining."

With higher end 3D printers potentially turning out critical military components for the U.S. Armed Forces, it is absolutely essential for suppliers to avoid low-quality filament and counterfeit cartridges. As Gartner noted in a 2014 analysis, features such as locked-in materials, often available only in vendor-specific cartridges as with 2D printers, maximizes the likelihood the material will work well.

"Manufacturers operating 3D printers, especially higher-end units producing medical or military components, cannot afford serious malfunction or damage caused by sub-par filament or counterfeit cartridges," Michael Mehlberg, Senior Director of Business Development for Government Solutions at the Rambus Cryptography Research Division, explained. "To ensure the use of verified filament and cartridges, 3D printers should be equipped with a hardware-based security block that provides secure authentication and reduces the risk of counterfeiting."

A Consumable Protection System (CPS) such as the CryptoFirewall solution developed by Cryptography Research would provide the necessary security, comprising two primary components: the tamper-resistant CryptoFirewall Consumable Core on the cartridge/filament side and CryptoFirewall Verifier or firmware-based authentication in the printer itself.

The CryptoFirewall Consumable core is authenticated by the printer SoC via firmware or by an integrated CryptoFirewall Verifier core. This verification paradigm avoids the need for any special hardware support in the printer, while the optional CryptoFirewall Verifier core adds protection against firmware tampering.

Marvell's PA800 is just one example of a consumable security chip that successfully implements the Cryptography Research Consumable CryptoFirewall (CCF) technology. According to Greg Allen, VP of the Printer Business Unit at Marvell, the PA800 is a very low-cost, low pin count chip that enables devices to cryptographically verify both authenticity and usage across components lifecycle.

With the PA800, security is maintained through the entire supply chain via a unique multi-stage provisioning solution, beginning at the chip foundry through when the PA800 is installed. The PA800 is available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) directly and from a secure programming service and distribution channel. Perhaps most importantly, the PA800 can be quickly deployed into future or existing systems.

Interested in learning more about the CryptoFirewall Verifier core? You can check out the product's official page here.

distributed by
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
Latest news on RAMBUS INC.
04/06MEDIA ALERT : Rambus To Announce First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Results
PR
02/26RAMBUS : Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results..
AQ
01/27RAMBUS : 4Q Earnings Snapshot
AQ
01/27RAMBUS INC : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements..
AQ
01/27RAMBUS : Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Results
PR
01/22RAMBUS INC. : annual earnings release
01/21MEDIA ALERT : Rambus Presents Solutions for AI, 5G and Data Center Applications ..
PR
01/13MEDIA ALERT : Rambus To Announce Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2019 Results
PR
01/06MEDIA ALERT : Rambus to Present at 22nd Annual Needham Growth Conference
BU
2019RAMBUS : Enflame Technology Selects Rambus HBM2 Memory Subsystem Solution For Ne..
BU
More news
Financials (USD)
Sales 2020 291 M
EBIT 2020 136 M
Net income 2020 5,69 M
Finance 2020 209 M
Yield 2020 -
P/E ratio 2020 236x
P/E ratio 2021 75,7x
EV / Sales2020 3,92x
EV / Sales2021 3,74x
Capitalization 1 350 M
Chart RAMBUS INC.
Duration : Period :
Rambus Inc. Technical Analysis Chart | MarketScreener
Full-screen chart
Technical analysis trends RAMBUS INC.
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
TrendsNeutralNeutralBearish
Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 6
Average target price 15,88  $
Last Close Price 11,92  $
Spread / Highest target 51,0%
Spread / Average Target 33,2%
Spread / Lowest Target 0,67%
EPS Revisions
Managers
NameTitle
Luc Seraphin President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Charles D. Kissner Chairman
Xianzhi Fan Chief Operating Officer
Rahul Mathur Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Craig Hampel Chief Scientist-Memory & Interface Division
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
RAMBUS INC.-13.47%1 350
INTEL CORPORATION-2.42%249 983
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED-0.18%243 781
NVIDIA CORPORATION10.09%158 526
BROADCOM INC.-19.86%101 255
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS-17.17%99 213