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South Korean conglomerate Samsung has started shipments of its 64Mbit modules based on Rambus technology. According to reports, volume production of the RIMMs (Rambus in line memory modules) has already started with production of 100,000 units a month. It is supplying the modules to Dell, Intel and also Compaq, the reports said. The Rambus technology will become the dominant memory architecture in years to come. Intel has said that machines using the fast 1GHz memory will start to be produced in volume at some stage in 1999. Samsung is expected to ramp up production of the RIMMs to one million units a month by this time next year. The Korea Herald reported that the US commerce department has delayed its decision on whether Hyundai was guilty of dumping DRAM in its territory by a month. US memory manufacturer Micron had alleged that Hyundai was selling memory at below the cost of production.

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