Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) Selects Cryptography Research to Provide Security Expertise

CRI to provide content security expertise to seamlessly enable fast, easy and secure access to locally stored digital content across multiple devices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES – September 06, 2012 – Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus (NASDAQ: RMBS), today announced it has been selected by the Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) to provide security leadership and expertise to the SCSA efforts. The SCSA is a consortium of companies in the entertainment and storage space founded by SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK), Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., and WD, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company, to provide consumers with new ways to build digital home libraries. The SCSA's Project Phenix (working title) initiative will give consumers an easier and faster way to organize, store and move their high definition digital movies and TV shows across multiple devices.

The SCSA is focused on developing solutions to make it easy and secure for consumers to purchase, transfer and view the highest value digital content across multiple electronic devices while seamlessly complementing and integrating with online content locker services, such as the industry backed UltraViolet™ ecosystem. Through the Project Phenix effort, the consortium will give users the ability to securely store a copy of these premium digital movies on local hard drives and flash memory based solutions which then can be accessed for local playback across all SCSA App-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, TV's, set-top boxes, computers, game consoles, USB flash drives, and uSD cards.

"Consumer flexibility while protecting content in a transparent manner are the cornerstones of the solutions the SCSA is developing, and we're pleased to welcome Cryptography Research to the SCSA," said Darcy Antonellis, President, Warner Bros. Technical Operations. "Cryptography Research has an extensive track record of helping address security challenges in content protection through hardware and software technologies, and will be a valuable participant in our association."

"Content has traditionally been stored on passive media, which does not take advantage of the on-board processing potential of modern hard drives and flash media devices," said Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist of Cryptography Research. "What the SCSA is doing is exciting as it will create the first digital content solution to truly leverage the computing power and rapid evolution of modern storage technologies."

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About the SCSA

The SCSA is focused on developing technologies to make it easy and secure for consumers to purchase, transfer and view content across multiple electronic devices. The SCSA is a consortium of companies in the entertainment and storage space founded by SanDisk, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., and Western Digital. For additional information or to learn more about the SCSA, please contact

About Cryptography Research, Inc.

Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc., is a leader in semiconductor security research and development. Established by internationally renowned cryptographer Paul Kocher, CRI develops and licenses innovative technologies in areas including tamper resistance, content protection, anti-counterfeiting, network security, and financial services. Over six billion security products are made each year under license from CRI. Security systems designed by CRI scientists and engineers protect hundreds of billions of dollars in commerce annually. Additional information is available at

About Rambus Inc.

Rambus is one of the world's premier technology licensing companies. Founded in 1990, the Company specializes in the invention and design of architectures focused on enriching the end-user experience of electronic systems. Rambus' patented innovations and breakthrough technologies help industry-leading companies bring superior products to market. Rambus licenses both its world-class patent portfolio, as well as its family of leadership and industry-standard solutions. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, Ohio, India, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Additional information is available at