Rambus Inc was founded in 1990 and reincorporated in Delaware in March 1997. The Company is a technology solutions company that brings invention to market. Its technology portfolio addresses the evolving power, performance and security requirements of the mobile, cloud computing and connected device markets. Today, it is driving innovations in memory, chip interfaces and architectures, end-to-end security, and LED lighting. It generates revenue by licensing its inventions and solutions and providing services to companies. The Company has four business units: Memory and Interfaces Division, or MID, which focuses on the design, development and licensing of technology that is related to memory and interfaces; Cryptography Research, Inc., or CRI, which focuses on the design, development and licensing of technologies for chip and system security and anti-counterfeiting; Lighting and Display Technologies, or LDT, which focuses on the design, development and licensing of technologies for lighting; and Chief Technology Office, or CTO, which focuses on the design, development and productization of emerging technologies. Its customers include AMD, Broadcom, Freescale, Fujitsu, GE, Intel, LSI, Micron, Panasonic, Renesas, Samsung and SK Hynix. As of December 31, 2013, its semiconductor, lighting, security and other technologies are covered by 1,837 U.S. and foreign patents, having expiration dates ranging from 2014 to 2037. Additionally, the Company has 837 patent applications pending. Rambus, RDRAMTM, XDRTM, FlexIOTM, FlexPhaseTM, R+TM, CryptoFirewallTM, ImerzTM, and MicroLens are trademarks, registered trademarks or copyrights of the Company. It faces competition from semiconductor and digital electronics products and systems companies, other semiconductor intellectual property companies that provide security cores and non-edge lit LED lighting options that are available to the market. The Company is subject to various government restrictions and regulations, including on the sale of products and services that use encryption technology and those related to privacy and other consumer protection matters.