Intel confirms yields low on Direct Rambus

Ramp won't happen until end of year

Computex An Intel representative on its stand at the Computex trade fair has confirmed that quantities of Direct Rambus memory will not appear until year end. Intel is showing a number of RIMMs from manufacturers and module manufacturers including LG, Toshiba, Samsung, Memory Corporation and Apacer, an Acer subsidiary. "Yields are low," the representative said. "We don't expect shipments to be in any quantity until September, and they will rise towards the end of the year." Meanwhile, IBM said yesterday that it was not going to support Direct Rambus in its machines. Intel is now likely to adopt PC-133 as a short term measure, despite its repeated denials it would do so from the beginning of this year. ®

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