2000 is the year of the Rambus

Shaking free from launch embarrassment

Direct Rambus DRAM could be in office machines and consumer electronics as early as 2001 as prices fall. By the end of this year, the high-speed next generation memory chip is expected to account for 16 per cent of the DRAM market, with 270 million units sold, according to a Nikkei Market Access survey. Four companies Toshiba, NEC, Infineon Technologies and Samsung Electronics will account for 75 per cent of Rambus production in 2000. Sony's Playstation 2 will use the Rambus memory from March 2000. ®

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