Direct Rambus further delayed

Volume slips back into Q4

Intel may now be forced to revise its chipset plans, following information from a reliable source that Direct Rambus yields are likely to be slim in Q3. Earlier this year, Intel said that there would be a slight delay to Direct Rambus parts, with shipments coming on stream in Q3. But our source, close to Intel's future plans, said that realistic volumes of the memory parts are now unlikely to arrive until Q4. That will put further pressure on Intel to adopt stop gap measures to support the PC-133 standard, something it has vowed all year it will not do. ViA and other rivals to Intel, predicted that yields would be slim and prices expensive on D-Rambus earlier this year. That was behind its and others decision to push hard on PC-133. ®

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