Feeds

Rambus yields fall to 10 per cent, disties claim

Channel says Rambus is dead

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

Rambus yields have slumped from 25 per cent to less than 10 per cent, according to dealer and distributors attending this week's Computer Trade Show. Andrew Mackenzie, head of memory broking at Rambus licensee Memory Corporations, said: "Rambus is dead. The yields are low because Intel is trying to force through the technology." He compared the idea of buying Rambus RIMMs to buying a car from a Ford dealership, which then wanted to charge an additional $6,000 for selling the steering wheel to make the system work. Other distributors at the Computer Trade Show in Birmingham also estimated Rambus yields were well below the 50 per cent that was claimed by Kingston Technology last month. A major distributor for a $500m t/o Japanese corporation said motherboard manufacturers, including Tyan, have dumped the RIMM solution in favour of synchronous DRAM. "Tyan dropped it [Direct Rambus] because of pricing issues. RIMM memory is still between three or four times the price of synchronous memory." ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.