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was up 19.9% in early trading a day after the chip designer announced a mutual licensing agreement with chip manufacturing leader


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that boosts Rambus' earnings projections for the current quarter.

In a conference call following the announcement, Rambus said it now expects a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of 6 cents a share, on revenue of $27 million to $29 million.

Analysts were expecting a profit of 1 cent a share, according to Thomson Financial/First Call.

Replacing an earlier agreement, the five-year deal gives Intel complete patent coverage for Rambus designs, while Rambus gets the license coverage it needs for its own high-speed interface business.

Intel will make fixed, quarterly royalty payments of about $10 million over the term of the agreement, Rambus said.

Intel was down 2.7%.