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Rambus Overview

Sunnyvale, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (RMBS)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Rambus brings invention to market. Our customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, and training improve the competitive advantage of our customer’s products while accelerating their time-to-market. Rambus products and innovations capture, secure and

Rambus – Why Work For Us?


Invention is the heart of Rambus.

From inventing the seeds of new technologies to fully developing products, Rambus is a collaborative, entrepreneurial company that helps its customers and partners succeed. We are futuristic technologists who bring invention to market from architectural licensing, to the creation of products and services.

We create a culture for genius and out-of-the-box thinking to flourish.

Our entrepreneurial spirit helps unleash the intellectual power of some of the best engineers and scientists in the world. We develop creative and innovative solutions that solve the challenges facing our customers and partners today, enabling tomorrow’s next best invention.

These fresh solutions not only help our customers succeed, but also enrich the experiences for those who rely on technology throughout the ecosystem.

Technology that we developed a decade ago is at the core of today's cutting-edge new industry standards. We imagine how the future will look, armed with the technology we develop today.

Over the years, as consumers have become more digitally connected and integrated with their devices, we‘ve also become more integrated with technology, expanding our sphere of excellence beyond our core expertise in semiconductor main memory and security. So while we’re best known for creating unsurpassed memory architectures and hardware-based security solutions, we are also developing world-changing products and services in adjacent markets such as advanced LED lighting.

For instance we are:

  • Developing memory systems for the next generation of smartphones and tablets
  • Delivering advanced security solutions for cloud computing and mobile devices
  • Unveiling breakthrough computational imaging technologies that significantly improve image quality on today’s consumer electronics and provide critical sensor inputs for future smart devices
  • Developing advanced new energy-saving LED lighting products
  • Rolling out a breakthrough Ultra-Fast Power-On memory system that will deliver significant energy savings for data centers and mimic the efficiency of a hybrid car

This is just the beginning. We will continue to develop breakout products and services in a collaborative, synergistic way with our customers and partners, while continuing to look far into the future to solve the difficult technology challenges of tomorrow.


Here at Rambus, we’re moving towards a future of enablement, centered around collaboration and listening. We deliver real world impact, and measure ourselves on the difference we make, not the difference we say we’ll make.

At Rambus, invention means everything. It’s our reason to be. Every day we task ourselves with solving big problems. We harness our ingenuity, and work collaboratively. And we are always looking for innovative team members to join us as we work to create the technology of tomorrow.

A Great Place to Work

"Rambus is a great place to work. It is amazing how many hours of volunteering the employees contribute and the company sponsors. It is one of the few companies that I have worked for that really cares about both the employees and the community they live in."
- John, Engineering Program Manager (Employee since 2006)

Rambus strives to strengthen and improve the quality of life in our community through grant programs, community partners and community engagement.

Rambus - Family Giving Tree November 2015 from NBC Bay Area Creative Services on Vimeo.

Rambus Reviews

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Rambus President & CEO Ronald Black
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    "Confusing strategy - solid company"

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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rambus full-time


    Competitive benefits
    Very good base + bonus pay
    Pleasant corporate culture
    Nice corporate offices


    Corporate strategy seems shotgun approach
    Managers don't give direct feedback

    Advice to Management

    Spin off or axe projects that don't make sense for benefit of clear strategy (decide who Rambus wants to be when it grows up)
    Grow a pair and tell employees when they are not meeting expectations

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Rambus Interviews



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    HR Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Rambus (Sunnyvale, CA) in July 2017.


    It was very streamlined. From the time I was contacted by the recruiter to an offer being extended was a few weeks. My first interview was with the hiring manager for an hour. I then meet with several different employees and executives during a half day of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard HR questions around performance management, change management, partnering with the business.   Answer Question
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Rambus Awards & Accolades

  • Top Bay Area Innovators, Thomas Reuters, 2015

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