Intel's Barrett concedes defeat on PC-133

He's waiting for the Rambus DRAM boys and girls to deliver

The CEO of Intel has admitted it has a contingency plan if Direct Rambus memory fails to deliver on time. Craig Barrett, speaking in London at a Dow Jones conference, said that his company would be "foolish" if it didn't have a contingency plan. Said Barrett: "We're committed to support Rambus DRAM but ultimately these solutions have to be price and performance based." He said: "We'd be considered foolish if we didn't have a contigency plan." He admitted that Intel's investment in both Samsung and Micron was because of its commitment to Direct Rambus. But, he said, much depended on the memory companies able to execute on Rambus. ®

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