Feeds

Kingston starts DDR memory shipments to OEMs

Final death knell for Rambus draws ever nearer

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Kingston Technology has started shipping DDR memory modules to its OEM customers for testing, in preparation for the market introduction of DDR technology during Q4 of 2000.

New server, workstation, desktop and mobile platforms should start to appear in Q4 of this year, utilising 200 MHz and 266MHz DDR DIMM memory modules which will provide substantially-increased performance over SDR PC133 systems.

"Kingston is investing in new CSP-capable manufacturing equipment to ensure that all manufacturing centres will be ready to build more synchronous, Rambus and DDR modules today while also being enabled for volume production of next-generation memory modules," said David Sun, co-founder, Kingston Technology.

Four new production lines have been added in the Americas manufacturing centre in Fountain Valley, California, along with another four in Kingston's Asia-Pacific manufacturing centre in Taiwan. Further expansion to the European Manufacturing centre in Dublin, Ireland, is planned for later this year.

The company has also initiated the development of a low-cost test solution for DDR modules to help cut costs associated with high volume module testing.

"Kingston Technology's collaboration with Intel in the development of a low-cost RIMM tester has met all our initial goals," said Ann Keefe, Kingston's sales director. "We are confident we can apply the lessons we've learned in developing a similar tester for DDR DIMM modules." ®

Related story

Rambus prices drop like pants

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.