Intel changes mind on PC-133

It was kind of inevitable...why didn't Intel do it in the first place?

Intel will, within the next three hours, announce it is re-evaluating the PC-133 SDRAM standard for the chips it makes. The goliath has had back up plans for the whole year but has now kowtowed to pressure from its third party manufacturers. But this is far from a humiliation for the chip giant, said a source. She said that Intel had realised that the amount of support for PC-133 meant that there was a case for the SDRAM standard. Intel will continue to support Rambus and its efforts. All our readers have to is to search on the number 133 on this site to see the complete background. Over the last eight weeks or so, Intel has changed its case on the PC-133 standard. The whole of the mobo industry wanted it to support it from day uno. Many Intel customers, including HP, IBM and Compaq, have persuaded the goliath to change its mind. The mobo manufacturers are peripheral... ®

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