Rambus’ Acquisition of PLDA

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised Rambus Inc. on the deal.

Rambus Inc., a provider of industry-leading chips and silicon IP making data faster and safer, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire PLDA, an industry leader in Compute Express Link (CXL) and PCI Express (PCIe) digital solutions. 

The data center industry is on the verge of a groundbreaking shift to disaggregated architectures that promise to dramatically improve performance, efficiency, and cost of ownership. CXL and PCIe will be critical enablers for these next-generation systems, delivering the high-speed interconnects between processors, accelerators, memory, and network devices needed to tackle demanding workloads in AI/ML and HPC applications. With the addition of the world-class digital IP and engineering expertise from PLDA, Rambus will further its leadership in these mission critical interconnect chips and IP solutions for the future data center.

The transaction is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2021.

The Wilson Sonsini team that represented Rambus in the PLDA transaction included: Ethan Lutske (Picture), Emma Sarkisyan, Stacy Lee, Michael Coke, Amanda Urquiza, Mary Chamaki, Audrey Garfield, Shivang Patel, Sarah delos Santos, Myra Sutanto Shen, Sunny Dhaliwal, Matthew Staples, Daniel Chen, Edward Ruse, Rebecca Stuart, Meaghan Snyder, Scott McCall and Jessica Bliss.

 

Involved fees earner: Jessica Bliss – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Mary Chamaki – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Daniel Chen – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Michael Coke – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Sarah delos Santos – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Sunny Dhaliwal – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Audrey Garfield – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Stacy Lee – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Ethan Lutske – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Scott McCall – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Shivang Patel – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Emma Sarkisyan – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Meaghan Snyder – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Matt Staples – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Rebecca Stuart – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Myra Sutanto Shen – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Amanda Urquiza – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Law Firms: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;

Clients: Rambus Inc.;

Author: Martina Bellini